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16th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Wilbur Wright (aviator – Wright Brothers)

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Died:

2002 Robert Urich (actor)

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On This Day:

2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks. 304 people drown.

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25th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1917 Anthony Burgess (author – “A Clockwork Orange”)

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Died:

1723 Christopher Wren (architect – St Paul’s Cathedral)

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On This Day:

1988 South Korea adopts its constitution

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19th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1933 Yoko Ono (Mrs John Lennon, Japanese singer)

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Died:

1546 Martin Luther (major leader of the Protestant Reformation)

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On This Day:

1951 Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy 

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18th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 Enzo Ferrari (racing car manufacturer) 

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Died:

1294 Kublai Khan (Mongol Emperor and conqueror) 

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On This Day:

1885 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” published by Mark Twain

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4th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1902 Charles Lindbergh (first to fly solo across the Atlantic)

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Died:

1987 Liberace (pianist)

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On This Day:

1948 Sri Lanks declares its independence (from Britain – it was Ceylon)

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20th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Joy Adamson (naturalist and author of “Born Free”)

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Died:

1993 Audrey Hepburn (actress)

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On This Day:

1921 Republic of Turkey declared (from what remained of the Ottoman Empire)

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8th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Elvis Presley (singer, King of Rock and Roll)

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Died:

1324 Marco Polo (Venetian explorer) 

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On This Day:

1952 Jordan adopts its constitution

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