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2nd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1869 Mahatma Gandhi (Indian human rights pacifist) 

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Died:

1803 Samuel Adams (US Revolutionary) 

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On This Day:

1958 Guinea gains independence (from France)

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29th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1758 Horatio Nelson (British admiral, hero of Trafalgar)

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Died:

2010 Tony Curtis (actor)

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On This Day:

1966 Botswana gains independence (was British, called Bechuanaland) 

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Have a good Friday, 29th September

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23rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1215 Kublai Khan (Mongol Emperor)

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Died:

1939 Sigmund Freud (pioneering psychologist)

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On This Day:

1979 Somali constitution approved 

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Have a good Saturday, 23rd September

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17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius  (first President of the Republic of South Africa)

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Died:

1985 Laura Ashley (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

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27th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Donald (Don) Bradman (Australian cricketer)

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Died:

1919 Louis Botha (South African statesman and general) 

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On This Day:

1828 Uruguay gains independence 

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Have a good Sunday, 27th August

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26th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Mother Teresa (nun, Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1974 Charles Lindbergh (aviator)

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On This Day:

1974 Guinea – Bissau declares independence (from Portugal)

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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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