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11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1274 Robert The Bruce (Scottish King)

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Died:

1989 Laurence Olivier (actor – Hamlet)

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On This Day:

1921 Mongolia gains independence (from China)

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Have a good Wednesday, 11th July

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6th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader)

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Died:

1962 William Faulkner (author – Nobel Prize winner)

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On This Day:

1947 The “AK – 47” goes into production

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Have a good Friday, 6th July

 

15th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Xi Jinping (President of The People’s Republic of China)

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Died:

1996 Ella Fitzgerald (singer)

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On This Day:

1215 King John (England) signs the Magna Carta (at Runnymede)

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Have a good Friday, 15th June

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18th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Tsar Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1995 Elizabeth Montgomery (actress)

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On This Day:

1897 Dracula (by Bram Stoker) is published

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Have a good Friday, 18th May

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9th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Richard Adams (author – Watership Down)

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Died:

1986 Tenzing Norgay (first to summit Everest with Edmund Hillary)

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On This Day:

1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated

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Have a good Wednesday, 9th May

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2nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1729 Catherine The Great, Empress of Russia

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Died:

1972 J Edgar Hoover (first director of the FBI)

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On This Day:

1890 Territory of Oklahoma formed

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Have a good Wednesday, 2nd May

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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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Have a good Monday, 16th April

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