13th May – Today In History

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Born:

1949 Zoe Wanamaker (actress)

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Died:

1961 Gary Cooper (actor)

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On This Day:

1912 Royal Flying Corp established in England

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Have a good Wednesday, 13th May!

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12th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1820 Florence Nightingale (nurse – Crimean War)

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Died:

1992 Robert Reed (actor)

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On This Day:

1932 First appearance of Goofy (Dippy Dawg)

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11th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Jeremy Paxman (British broadcaster)

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Died:

John D Rockerfeller Jr (philanthropist)

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On This Day:

1960 The formation of Monty Python

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Have a good Monday, 11th May!

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10th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Homer Simpson (animation – The Simpsons)

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Died:

1818 Paul Revere (American patriot)

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On This Day:

1940 Winston Churchill comes British Prime Minister

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Have a good Sunday, 10th May!

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9th May – Today In History

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Born:

1949 Billy Joel (musician)

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Died:

1966 Alfred Mendelsohn (composer)

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On This Day:

1945 Czechoslovakia freed after Nazi occupation

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Have a good Saturday, 9th May!

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It’s Friday! It’s Friday!

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Yipeeee!

Weekend coming!

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VE Day

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Today is the day where we celebrate the official ending of the Second World War. It was on this day, 1945, that the Germans signed the official, unconditional surrender.

Have we learnt anything? Not so long before the outbreak of WW2, we had concluded WW1 – costing the lives of millions on both sides.

“The War To End All Wars”, they said.

But it didn’t work out that way, did it?

And as humanity, it seems that we are unable to break away from the habit of war – one that is almost as old as mankind.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could learn to live in harmony with each other, tolerating differences? But so long as there is greed and the desire for power in our hearts, there will never be an end to all wars.

Let’s take today, though, to remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many made in the name of freedom, ridding Europe and the world of tyranny – at least for a little while.

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