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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (invented pasteurization) 

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Died:

2016 Carrie Fisher (actress – Star Wars)

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On This Day:

1943 The Scharnhorst (German battleship) sinks in the Barents Sea

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Have a good Thursday, 27th December

23rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1992 Miley Cyrus (singer & actress – Hannah Montana)

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Died:

2012 Larry Hagman (actor – JR in Dallas)

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On This Day:

2007 MS Explorer (cruise liner with 154 people on board) sinks after hitting an iceberg 

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Have a good Friday, 23rd November

19th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Jodie Foster (actress – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

1828 Franz Schubert (composer)

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On This Day:

1863 Abraham Lincoln delivers The Gettysburg Address

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Have a good Monday, 19th November

13th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Whoopi Goldberg (actress & comedian)

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Died:

1973 Elsa Schiaparelli (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

2015 ISIS terror attacks in Paris kill 129

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Have a good Tuesday, 13th November

29th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Winona Ryder (actress)

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Died:

1618 Walter Raleigh (British explorer and scholar – beheaded for treason)

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On This Day:

1923 Turkey declares its independence (was the Ottoman Empire)

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Have a good Monday, 29th October

16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

15th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1029 Mario Puzo (author – The Godfather)

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Died:

2011 Betty Driver (Elizabeth Driver), actress – Coronation Street

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On This Day:

1952 Charlotte’s Web (by EB White) is published

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Have a good Monday, 15th October

11th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Dawn French (actor & comedian – Vicar of Dibley)

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Died:

2015 Dean Chance (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1972 Panama adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Thursday, 11th October

8th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Sigourney Weaver (actress – Alien)

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Died:

1793 John Hancock (first to sign the American Declaration of Independence)

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On This Day:

1600 San Marino adopts its constitution

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Have a good Monday, 8th October

11th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1885 DH Lawrence (poet and author – Lady Chatterley’s Lover)

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Died:

1994 Jessica Tandy (actress – Driving Miss Daisy)

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On This Day:

2001 Hijacked airliners are deliberately flown by terrorists into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. Another is crashed into the Pentagon and another is crashed as hijacked victims fight to regain control of the aircraft.

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Have a good Tuesday, 11th September