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8th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1994 Rex Alston (cricketer and commentator)

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On This Day:

1504 Statue of David, by Michelangelo, unveiled (in Florence) 

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15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, opening up the opportunity to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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11th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1904 Salvador Dali (surrealist artist)

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Died:

1981 Bob Marley (reggae singer)

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On This Day:

1858 Minnesota admitted as the 32nd State of the USA

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2nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 David Beckham (English footballer)

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Died:

1519 Leonardo Da Vinci (artist and inventor)

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On This Day:

1969 Ocean liner the Queen Elizabeth II departs on its maiden voyage

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29th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Duke Ellington (musician)

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Died:

1980 Alfred Hitchcock (film director)

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On This Day:

1945 Terms of Surrender of the German Army in Italy are signed

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18th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1933 Yoko Ono (singer, artist and wife of John Lennon)

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Died:

1564 Michelangelo (artist, sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published (by Mark Twain)

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3rd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1894 Norman Rockwell (painter and illustrator)

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Died:

1924 Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the USAww

 

On This Day:

1809 Territory of Illinois is organised 

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