Cheadle Hulme is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in
Greater Manchester, England. Historically in Cheshire, it lies south-
east of Manchester, in the Ladybrook Valley. In 2011, it had a
population of 26,479. Evidence of Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon
activity, including coins, jewellery and axes, has been discovered
locally. The area was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086; in
the early 14th century, it was split into southern and northern parts at
about the future locations of Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle respectively.
Unlike many English villages, it did not grow around a church; instead
it formed from several hamlets. From the late 19th century until 1974,
Cheadle Hulme was united with neighbouring places to form the urban
district of Cheadle and Gatley. Thereafter, Cheadle Hulme became a
distinct place in its own right. Cheadle Hulme has a railway station and
is close to Manchester Airport, the M60 and the A34.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheadle_Hulme>
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Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced his invention of
Bakelite (samples pictured), the world's first synthetic plastic.
A U.S. Mark 15 nuclear bomb disappeared off the shores of Tybee
Island, Georgia, after it was jettisoned during a practice exercise when
the bomber carrying it collided in midair with a fighter plane.
The National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haiti
captured the city of Gonaïves, starting a coup d'état against
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's government.
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intelligence, nor rigidity for prudence. To act coolly, intelligently
and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man — and
also a nation.
--Adlai Stevenson II
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