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18th July – On This Day In History

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1918 Nelson Mandela (South African leader and iconic statesman)

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Died:

1817 Jane Austin (novelist – Pride and Prejudice)

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On This Day:

2012 Kim Jong-un is appointed the Supreme Leader of North Korea

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Have a good Wednesday, 18th July

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman general and leader)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author & Novel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Have a good Friday, 13th July

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

 

4th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne (author)

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Died:

1934 Marie Curie (first woman to win the Nobel Prize)

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On This Day:

1776 United States declares in independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 4th July

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27th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1872 Paul Laurence Dunbar (poet & author)

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Died:

2001 Jack Lemmon (actor)

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On This Day:

1977 Djibouti claims independence (from France)

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Have a good Wednesday, 27th June

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26th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

Laurie Lee (poet & author)

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Died:

2003 Sir Denis Thatcher (husband of Margaret Thatcher)

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On This Day:

1960 Somalia gains independence (formerly British Somaliland) 

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Have a good Tuesday, 26th June

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21st June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1982 Prince William (Duke of Cambridge – son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana)

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Died:

2003 Leon Uris (author)

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On This Day:

2003 Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix is released

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Have a good Thursday, 21st June

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