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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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8th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1963 Julian Lennon (singer & son of John Lennon)

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Died:

1973 Pablo Picasso (painter)

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On This Day:

1946 The League of Nations assembles for the final time

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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:

1867 USA buys Alaska from Russia for $7 200 000

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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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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:

1910 Portugal becomes a republic 

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14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1797 Claude Monet (impressionist – Water Lilies)

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Died:

1915 Booker T Washington (education pioneer)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick (by Herman Melville) published

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Have a good Saturday, 14th November

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