Africa

22nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1964 Mats Wilander (tennis champion)

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Died:

1978 Jomo Kenyatta (first Prime Minister of Kenya)

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On This Day:

1485 Battle of Bosworth Field (Henry Tudor defeats King Richard III)

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Have a good Tuesday, 22nd August

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20th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1827 Josef Strauss (composer)

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Died:

2016 Irving Fields (composer)

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On This Day:

1960 Senegal declares independence (from Mali Federation)

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Have a good Sunday, 20th August

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7th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Bruce Dickinson (rock musician – Iron Maiden)

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Died:

1957 Oliver Hardy (comedian)

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On This Day:

1960 Ivory Coast gains independence (from France)

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Have a good Monday, 7th August

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20th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

356 Alexander The Great (Macedonian king and military leader)

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Died:

1973 Bruce Lee (martial arts actor)

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On This Day:

1956 France recognises the independence of Tunisia

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Have a good Thursday, 20th July

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8th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Anjelica Huston (actress)

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Died:

2015 James Tate (poet)

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On This Day:

1979 Congo adopts its constitution

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Have a good Saturday, 8th July

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10th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Fred Astaire (dancer & actor)

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Died:

1977 Joan Crawford (actress)

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On This Day:

1994 Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa’s first black president

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Have a good Wednesday, 10th May

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9th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Billy Joel (rock musician)

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Died:

2012 Vidal Sassoon (hairdresser and entrepreneur) 

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On This Day:

1960 Nigeria becomes a member of the Commonwealth

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Have a good Tuesday, 9th May

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