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On 1 June 1939 His Majesty’s Submarine Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay while on her diving trials. Her loss is still the worst peacetime submarine disaster the Royal Navy has yet faced when 99 men drowned or slowly suffocated during their last 50 hours of life.
A pamphlet of psalms believed to be the very first book ever printed in what is now the continental United States set an auction record for a printed book Tuesday — fetching $14,165,000 at Sotheby’s, the auction house told NBC News.
John and Ann Betar eloped on Nov. 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann’s father’s plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older.