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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Walt Whitman (poet)

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Died:

1983 Jack Dempsey (heavyweight boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1920 Union of South Africa declares its independence (from Britain)

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26th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1907 John Wayne (actor, best known for Westerns)

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Died:

2008 Sydney Pollack (actor & director)

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On This Day:

1926 Lebanon adopts its constitution

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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:

1818 Paul Revere (American War of Independence patriot)

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On This Day:

1994 Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president

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1st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Joanna Lumley (actress)

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Died:

1873 David Livingstone (explorer) 

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On This Day:

1853 Argentina adopts its constitution

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27th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1791 Samuel Morse (inventor – telegraph & Morse Code)

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Died:

1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)

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On This Day:

1960 Togo declares independence (from France)

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25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1878 Anne Sewell (author – Black Beauty)

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On This Day:

1859 Ground is broken for the construction of the Suez Canal

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24th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Shirley MacLaine (actress)

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Died:

1731 Daniel Defoe (author – Robinson Crusoe) 

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On This Day:

1970 Gambia becomes a republic (and part of the Commonwealth) 

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