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8th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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Died:

1973 Pablo Picasso (painter)

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On This Day:

1990 Norwegian ferry “Scandinavian Star” catches fire, killing 159 people

 

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6th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1475 Michelangelo (sculptor, artist – David, ceiling of the Sistine Chapel)

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Died:

1836 Davy Crockett (American frontiersman – died at the Battle of the Alamo)

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On This Day:

1957 Ghana declares its independence (from the UK)

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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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25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)

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Died:

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

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On This Day:

1900 Britain annexes Boer South African Republic, renames it Transvaal Colony 

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4th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Charlton Heston (actor)

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Died:

1669 Rembrandt van Rijn (artist)

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On This Day:

1824 Mexico becomes a republic

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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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15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo Da Vinci (painter, sculptor, inventor)

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Died:

1888 Matthew Arnold (English poet)

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On This Day:

1912 The Titanic sinks

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