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20th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Ray Winston (actor)

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Died:

2016 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird) 

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On This Day:

1962 First American (John Glenn) orbits the Earth aboard Friendship 7

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Have a good Tuesday, 20th February

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5th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1638 Louis XIV, King of France (The Sun King)

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Died:

1877 Crazy Horse (last great Sioux chief and general)

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On This Day:

1980 Opening of the world’s longest road tunnel (St Gotthard, Switzerland)

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Have a good Monday, 5th September

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Umberto Eco

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“American coffee can be a pale solution served at a temperature of 100
degrees centigrade in plastic thermos cups, usually obligatory in railroad
stations for purposes of genocide, whereas coffee made with an American
percolator, such as you find in private houses or in humble luncheonettes,
served with eggs and bacon, is delicious, fragrant, goes down like pure
spring water, and afterwards causes severe palpitations, because one cup
contains more caffeine than four espressos.”
―     Umberto Eco,     How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays

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