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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Anthony Hopkins (actor – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 31st December

25th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1642 Isaac Newton (physicist – Gravity & Laws of Motion)

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Died:

2016 George Michael (musician – Wham!)

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On This Day:

1946 Taiwan accepts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 25th December

27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Matthew Arnold (poet)

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Died:

1524 Vasco Da Gama (explorer)

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On This Day:

1954 Laos gains independence

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Have a good Monday, 24th December

22nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Maurice Gibb (musician – Bee Gees)

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Died:

2014 Joe Cocker (musician)

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On This Day:

1978 Thailand adopts its constitution

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Have a good Saturday, 22nd December

21st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Samuel L Jackson (actor)

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Died:

1940 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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On This Day:

1923 Nepal becomes independent (was a British Protectorate) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st December

17th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Bill Pullman (actor – Independence Day)

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Died:

2011 Kim Jong – il (Supreme Leader of North Korea)

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On This Day:

1538 King Henry VIII is officially excommunicated by Pope Paul II

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Have a good Monday, 17th December

11th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Marco Pierre White (chef)

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Died:

2012 Ravi Shankar (musician)

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On This Day:

1816 Indiana becomes the 19th State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 11th December

4th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1892 Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator)

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Died:

1993 Frank Zappa (musician)

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On This Day:

1982 China adopts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 4th December

26th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Tina Turner (singer)

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Died:

1896 Coventry Patmore (poet)

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On This Day:

1924 Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed

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Have a good Monday, 26th November

5th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Bob Geldof (musician and activist)

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Died:

2011 Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple)

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On This Day:

1908 Bulgaria declares independence (from Turkey)

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Have a good Friday, 5th October