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What a wonderful world: the events of New Year's Eve, 1912, set a legendary jazz career in motion

On 1st January 1985, comedian Ernie Wise made Britain’s first mobile phone call. Ofcom website

In Spain, it is a new year’s tradition to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. The custom apparently started in 1909, when grape-growers in Alicante needed to get rid of a bumper harvest. The Guardian, 31st December 2010

The 5km Nos Galan race, held annually in South Wales on New Year’s Eve, was…

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