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11th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Demi Moore (actress)

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Died:

1880 Ned Kelly (infamous Australian outlaw)

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On This Day:

1889 Washington becomes the 42nd State of the USA

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Have a good Saturday, 11th November

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19th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Michael Gambon (actor – Dumbledore)

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Died:

1745 Jonathan Swift (author – Gulliver’s Travels)

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On This Day:

1872 Largest gold nugget ever found discovered in Australia (Holtermann Nugget, 270 kg)

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Have a good Thursday, 19th October

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6th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Richie Benaud (Australian cricketer and commentator)

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Died:

1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson (British Poet Laureate) 

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On This Day:

1889 Moulin Rouge opens (in Paris)

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Have a good Friday, 6th October

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17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius  (first President of the Republic of South Africa)

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Died:

1985 Laura Ashley (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

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Have a good Sunday, 17th September

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10th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Arnold Palmer (legendary golfer, won the Master four times)

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Died:

1991 Jack Crawford (tennis champion)

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On This Day:

1967 Gibraltar votes overwhelmingly to remain British and not become part of Spain

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Have a good Sunday, 10th September

 

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4th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Tom Watson (five times British Open winner)

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Died:

2006 Steve Irwin (naturalist & TV presenter)

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On This Day:

1998 Google is formally incorporated 

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Have a good Monday, 4th September

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27th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Donald (Don) Bradman (Australian cricketer)

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Died:

1919 Louis Botha (South African statesman and general) 

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On This Day:

1828 Uruguay gains independence 

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Have a good Sunday, 27th August

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