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7th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 James Tate (poet & Pulitzer Prize winner)

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Died:

2011 Harry Morgan (actor – M*A*S*H)

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On This Day:

1960 Ivory Coast claims its independence (from France)

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Have a good Thursday, 7th December

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6th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1886 Joyce Kilmer (poet)

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Died:

1988 Roy Orbison (musician – Pretty Woman)

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On This Day:

1906 Transvaal granted self government (by the British)

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Have a good Wednesday, 6th December

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22nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Jamie Lee Curtis (actress)

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Died:

1963 CS Lewis (author – Narnia books)

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On This Day:

1976 Constitution of Algeria goes into effect

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Have a good Wednesday, 22nd November

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27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 Captain James Cook (explorer and navigator)

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Died:

2009 David Shepherd (cricket umpire)

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On This Day:

1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa become the Republic of Zaire

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Have a good Friday, 27th October

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26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Luke Watson (rugby player – South Africa)

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Died:

899 Alfred The Great (King of Wessex)

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On This Day:

1825 Erie Canal opens

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Have a good Thursday, 26th October

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25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)

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Died:

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

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On This Day:

1900 Britain annexes Boer South African Republic, renames it Transvaal Colony 

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Have a good Wednesday, 25th October

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21st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1833 Alfred Nobel (founder of the Nobel Prize and inventor of dynamite)

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Died:

1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson (British hero, dies at Battle of Trafalgar)

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On This Day:

1969 Somalia is overtaken by a bloodless coup (National Day)

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Have a good Saturday, 21st October

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