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Sunday, April 14, 2019

On This Day: 14 Apr

Eagle Family Day
April 14th is Eagle Family Day, when you should try to do something to make mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, happy.
Marcus Morris.            
from Eagle (Hulton Press Ltd.) Vol.3 #01 (10 Apr 1952).

First Appearances:

Captain Brett Cantrell (Plague 2000) in The Crunch (D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.) #14 (21 Apr 1979).


Gerry Anderson (1929); Dave Gibbons (1949)


Ernest Aris (1963); John Kent (2003)

Notable Events:

Eight thousand members of the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs celebrated Pip, Squeak and Wilfred in the Albert Hall in 1928.
Just Jake newspaper strip ended in 1952.
Andy Capp newspaper strip began national distribution in The Daily Mirror in 1958.
Cicero newspaper strip began in The Sunday Times in 1968. It was the paper's first regular strip.
Dan Dare III: The Escape computer game released by Virgin Mastertronic in 1990. The game was available for Amiga, Amstrad, Atari ST, CBM 64, IBM PC and Spectrum users.
Vere Harold Esmond Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, was a castaway on Desert Island Discs, on BBC Radio 4, in 1996.
The Dan Dare 50th Anniversary Exhibition began at Atkinson Art Gallery, Merseyside, in 2000.
Yesterday's Tomorrow, celebrating the 65th anniversary of The Eagle, began at the British Interplanetary Society, 27/29 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, London, in 2015.
Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics (IDW Publishing; 2016) reprinted the long-overlooked British adaptations of the US SF property.
International Comic Expo began in Margate in 2018.

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