Skirting round the fact that today's Friday 13th, we move swiftly on to the fact that on this day in 1970 The Beatles' last chart-topper, The Long and Winding Road, hit number 1. Of course by that time the band had already split.

More recently, in 1986, jazz genius Benny Goodman died, aged 77. And if you're into music trivia, try to seek out his classical recordings – they're well worth hearing.

Finally in today's anniversaries, it's 25 years since the space probe Pioneer 10 passed Neptune and left the solar system. It's due to pass (relatively) close to another star – Ross 246 – next. Check back here in the year 34,600 and we'll let you know as soon as it happens.

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