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16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1854 Oscar Wilde (author)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (“let them eat cake”)

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On This Day:

1950 “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” (CS Lewis) is released

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8th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Frank Herbert (sci-fi author – Dune)

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Died:

1793 John Hancock (first to sign the American Declaration of Independence)

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On This Day:

1600 San Marino adopts its constitution

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3rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1900 Thomas Wolfe (author & playwright)

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Died:

1967 Woody Guthrie (musician)

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On This Day:

1932 Iraq gains independence (from Britain)

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1st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Bonnie Parker (outlaw – Bonnie and Clyde)

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Died:

2013 Tom Clancy (author – Hunt For Red October)

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On This Day:

1888 National Geographic publishes for the first time

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28th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

551 BC Confucius (Chinese philosopher) 

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Died:

1891 Herman Melville (author – Moby Dick)

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On This Day:

1950 Indonesia joins the United Nations (becomes the 50th member)

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24th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1896 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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Died:

1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss) 

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On This Day:

1948 Honda Motor Company formed

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21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 HG wells (author – War Of The Worlds)

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Died:

1998 Florence Griffith Joyner (athlete)

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On This Day:

1937 “The Hobbit” (JRR Tolkien) is published

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