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18th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 James Woods (actor)

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Died:

1955 Albert Einstein (theory of relativity)

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On This Day:

1980 Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) declares its independence from Britain

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Have a good Tuesday, 18th April

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24th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1874 Harry Houdini (escape artist)

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Died:

1976 Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery (British military leader)

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On This Day:

1924 Greece becomes a republic

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Have a good Friday, 24th March

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20th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Michael Redgrave (actor)

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Died:

2013 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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On This Day:

1956 Tunisia gains independence (from France)

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Have a good Monday, 20th March

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19th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 David Livingstone (Scottish explorer)

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Died:

2008 Arthur C Clarke (Science fiction author)

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On This Day:

1915 Pluto photographed for the first time (although nobody knew then that it was Pluto)

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Have a good Sunday, 19th March

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10th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Chuck Norris (martial arts actor)

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Died:

2003 Barry Sheen (motorcycle racer)

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On This Day:

1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

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Have a good Friday, 10th March

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18th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Steven Spielberg (director of Jaws, ET etc)

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Died:

1971 Bobby Jones (amateur golfer who won the Grand Slam in 1930)

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On This Day:

1958 Niger gains autonomy (within the French Community)

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Have a good Sunday, 18th December

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27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 James Cook (captain – famous English explorer)

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Died:

2013 Lou Reed (musician)

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On This Day:

1971 Republic of Congo becomes Republic of Zaire

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Have a good Thursday, 27th October

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