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1970: The philosopher Bertrand Russell died on 2 February at the age of 97. Shortly after, The Times printed an anecdote, contributed by Valerie Eliot, the widow of T.S. Eliot. By coincidence, the poet had once caught a taxi a few evenings after the driver had picked up Russell – two celebrity passengers in quick succession. Eliot listened as the taxi driver recounted his recent conversation with the philosopher. “Well, Lord Russell, what’s it all about?” he had asked. “And do you know,” the cabby told Eliot, “he couldn’t tell me.”

Source: The Times, 10 February 1970

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