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30th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Vincent van Gogh (painter)

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Died:

1986 James Cagney (actor)

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On This Day:

1987 Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” sells for £22.5 million

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22nd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1732 George Washington (1st President of the USA)

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Died:

1987 Andy Warhol (artist) 

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On This Day:

2006 Britain biggest every robbery is staged (thieves steal £53 million)

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28th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

Jackson Pollock (expressionist painter – Lavender Mist)

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Died:

814 Charlemagne (Roman / German emperor) 

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On This Day:

1813 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austin) is published

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23rd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Danny Federici (guitarist and member of the E-Street Band) 

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Died:

1989 Salvador Dali (artist)

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On This Day:

1961 Venezuela adopts its constitution 

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19th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1938 Ted Turner (founder of CNN)

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Died:

1828 Franz Schubert (composer)

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On This Day:

1998 “Portrait Of The Artist Without Beard” (van Gogh) sells for $71.5 million

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14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1840 Claude Monet (artist – Water Lilies)

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Died:

2014 Glen Larson (TV producer & writer – Battlestar Galactica)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick (Herman Melville) first published

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10th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1483 Martin Luther (major contributor to the Protestant Reformation)

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Died:

2007 Norman Mailer (author)

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On This Day:

1965 Manneke Pis statue stolen (in Brussels)

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