Australia

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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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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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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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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27th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Allan Border (Australian cricket captain)

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Died:

2003 Bob Hope (comedian and actor)

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On This Day:

1944 Gloster Meteor, first British jet fighter, used in combat

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Have a good Thursday, 27th July

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28th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1968 Kylie Minogue (singer)

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Died:

2003 Martha Scott (actress – Ben Hur) 

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On This Day:

1919 Armenia declares its independence

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