30th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1966 Mike Tyson (Heavyweight boxing champ)

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Died:

1520 Montezuma II (Aztec emperor)

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On This Day:

1953 First Chevrolet Corvette manufactured

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Have a good Tuesday, 30th June

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Sonnet To Homer

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Standing aloof in giant ignorance,
Of thee I hear and of the Cyclades,
As one who sits ashore and longs perchance
To visit dolphin-coral in deep seas.
So thou wast blind; — but then the veil was rent,
For Jove uncurtain’d Heaven to let thee live,
And Neptune made for thee a spumy tent,
And Pan made sing for thee his forest-hive;
Aye on the shores of darkness there is light,
And precipices show untrodden green
There is a budding morrow in the midnight,
There is a triple sight in blindness keen;
Such seeing hadst thou, as it once befel
To Dian, Queen of Earth, and Heaven, and Hell.

– John Keats

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29th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Eva Boyd (Little Eva – singer, Locomotion)

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Died:

1861 Elizabeth Browning (poet)

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On This Day:

1916 Boeing airplane flies for the first time

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Have a good Monday, 29th June

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To A Cat

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Cat! who has pass’d thy grand climacteric,
How many mice and rats hast in thy days
Destroy’d? How many tit-bits stolen? Gaze
With those bright languid segments green, and
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Those velvet ears – but prythee do not stick
Thy latent talons in me – and tell me all thy frays,
Of fish and mice, and rats and tender chick;
Nay, look not down, nor lick thy dainty wrists, –
For all the wheezy asthma – and for all
Thy tail’s tip is nick’d off – and though the fists
Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
Still is thy fur as when the lists
In youth thou enter’dst on glass-bottled wall.

– John Keats

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28th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1491 Henry VIII

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor)

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On This Day:

1919 Treaty of Versailles signed (ending WW1)

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Have a relaxing Sunday, 26th June.

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With A Flower

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I hide myself within my flower,
That wearing on your breast,
You, unsuspecting, wear me too –
And angels know the rest.
I hide myself within my flower,
That, fading from your vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me
Almost a loneliness.

– Emily Dickinson

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27th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Dale Steyn (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2001 Jack Lemmon (actor)

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On This Day:

1977 Djibouti gains independence 

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Have a great Saturday, 27th June

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