The Beatles at a recording session in London. (l-r) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon. *12/08/2000 The 20th anniversary of John Lennon's death was being commemorated Friday December 8th, 2000, with a blue plaque unveiled at his suburban childhood home. Lennon lived at the small semi-detached house in Woolton, Liverpool, from the age of five until 1963, when the 23-year-old achieved worldwide fame with the Beatles. * 12/11/2000: The band will unleash an album widely expected to become one of the biggest sellers of all time. With 80 minutes of music on it, the album, entitled 1, is the first collection of greatest hits they have released and comes three decades after the band split. * 30/11/2001: It has been announced, George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer has died, a longtime family friend told The Associated Press. Harrison, who wrote While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the Sun, was 58.
Handlebar Moustache : 1953
A 12" moustache is worn by Pipe Major Sardar Khan of the 1st Punjab Regiment arriving at Portsmouth aboard the 'Jhelum' to take part in the Coronation procession. Sardar, from the North West Frontier, fought in Burma and saw service in Japan and on the North West Frontier.
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Emperor tamarin (Sanguinus imperator). This small monkey inhabits the tropical forests of South America. It spends most of its life in the trees, feeding on fruits, insects and tree sap. It is a sociable monkey, living in groups of up to around 15 individuals and often associating with other tamarins. It can reach a length of around 25 centimetres, excluding its tail, which is longer than its body.
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