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10th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Mark Spitz (Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer)

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Died:

2005 Arthur Miller (playwright) 

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On This Day:

1940 Tom and Jerry cartoon debuts 

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2nd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1882 James Joyce (novelist and poet)

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Died:

1907 Dmitri Mendeleev (original constructor of the Periodic Table)

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On This Day:

1920 Estonia declares independence (from Russia)

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30th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Gene Hackman (actor – The French Connection)

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Died:

1948 Mahatma Ghandi (Indian pacifist and leader)

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On This Day:

1873 Around The Word In 80 Days (Jules Verne) is published

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18th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1882 AA Milne (author of Winnie – the – Pooh)

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Died:

1677 Jan Van Riebeek (founder of Dutch Cape Colony at Cape Town)

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On This Day:

2005 The A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner, is unveiled by Airbus in France

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14th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

83 BC Mark Anthony (Roman General and leader)

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Died:

1898 Lewis Carroll (author – Alice In Wonderland)

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On This Day:

1690 The clarinet is invented (in Nurnberg, Germany)

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12th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1876 Jack London (author – Call Of The Wild)

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Died:

1976 Agatha Christie (crime writer)

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On This Day:

2010 Earthquake in Haiti kills approximately 160 000 people

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2nd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Isaac Asimov (scientist and sci-fi author – I Robot)

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Died:

1977 Erroll Garner (jazz pianist – Misty)

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On This Day:

1919 Lithuania gains independence 

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