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Daily View 2×2: 4 February 2010

Good morning, on this misty day which in history saw three awful earthquakes – in Haicheng, Guatemala and Afghanistan.

This day is a birthday to American civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks (pictured) as well as to the American vice-president famously unable to spell “potato”, Dan Quayle.

Deaths on the 4th February include Liberace and American novelist novellist writer Patricia Highsmith, who wrote Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr Ripley, and – according to Wikipedia at least – the first lesbian novel with a happy ending.

Today is also Facebook’s 6th birthday. How many other 6 year-olds earned $300m last year, had new words entered into dictionaries, and caused moral panic?

2 Big Stories

Legg Report published

Later today, Sir Thomas Legg’s report will be published on Parliament’s website. The Guardian – MPs ordered to pay back more than £1m reports:

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    @Rabi Martins - Ashcroft polled 13000 people after they voted in the referendum. The results are available on lordashcroftpolls.com and are well worth reading. Remember...
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    Vincent Perhaps gobbledegook was a bad phrase by me. I meant it's a bit like the Tower of Babel - everyone saying different things -...
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    @Geoff Crocker - You were obviously taking part in a different referendum As far as I know people were asked if they wanted to REMAIN...
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