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The Week That Was: Jimi Hendrix dies, Greta Garbo is born and Steamboat Willie hits cinemas

A look back at this week in history

Jimi Hendrix

A look back in pictures at the stories that made the news this week in the last 160 years.

Our search through the archives included the birth of science fiction author H G Wells.

Wells went on to write War of the Worlds, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.

Greta Garbo, the Swedish shop girl who became one of the most legendary film stars of all time, was born this week in 1905.

And legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of just 27 after overdosing on drugs in his hotel  room in Notting Hill.

For more on these and other historical stories, click through the gallery of MirrorPix below.

 

 

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