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14th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Kepler Wessels (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2009 Patrick Swayze (actor & dancer – Dirty Dancing)

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On This Day:

2012 Ferry sinks off Indonesia, killing 21

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Have a good Friday, 14th September

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9th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1966 Adam Sandler (actor – Happy Gilmore) 

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Died:

1976 Mao Zedong (revolutionary and leader of China)

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On This Day

1850 California becomes the 31st State of the USA

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Have a good Sunday, 9th September

31st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Marie Montessori (educator – spontaneous response)

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Died:

1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (car crash victim in Paris)

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On This Day:

1978 Sri Lanka adopts its constitution

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Have a good Friday, 31st August

28th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 Shania Twain (singer & musician)

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Died:

2008 Phil Hill(Racing car driver and F1 Champion)

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On This Day:

1937 Toyota becomes an independent company

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Have a good Tuesday, 28th August

25th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Sean Connery (actor – James Bond)

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Died:

2012 Neil Armstrong (first man to walk on the Moon)

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On This Day:

1940 Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania all become part of the Soviet Union (USSR)

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Have a good Saturday, 25th August

23rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1754 Louis XVI (King of France, executed by guillotine after The French Revolution)

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Died:

1305 William Wallace (Scottish patriot & revolutionary – hung, drawn & quartered) 

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On This Day:

1990 Armenia declares its independence

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Have a good Thursday, 23rd August

18th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1969 Christian Slater (actor – Robin Hood)

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Died:

1227 Genghis Khan (Mongol leader and conqueror) 

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On This Day:

Hungary adopts in constitution

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Have a good Saturday, 18th August