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13th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Stevie Wonder (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

2001 RK Narayan (Indian novelist)

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On This Day:

1830 Republic of Ecuador is founded 

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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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3rd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 Bing Crosby (actor & singer)

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Died:

1994 Richard Scarry (author & illustrator)

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On This Day:

2006 Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea. 113 people killed.

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28th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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Died:

1980 Tommy Caldwell (rocker – Marshall Tucker Band)

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On This Day:

1988 The roof of an Aloha Airlines 737 tears off in flight

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25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1878 Anne Sewell (author – Black Beauty)

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On This Day:

1859 Ground is broken for the construction of the Suez Canal

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12th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Jacob Zuma (ex-President of South Africa)

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Died:

1988 Alan Paton (South African author – “Cry The Beloved Country”, and anti-apartheid activist)

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On This Day:

1946 Syria gains independence (from France)

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8th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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Died:

1973 Pablo Picasso (painter)

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On This Day:

1990 Norwegian ferry “Scandinavian Star” catches fire, killing 159 people

 

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