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16th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Wilbur Wright (aviator – Wright Brothers)

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Died:

2002 Robert Urich (actor)

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On This Day:

2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks. 304 people drown.

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26th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Tina Turner (singer)

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Died:

2007 Steve Fossett (aviator)

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On This Day:

1924 Mongolian People’s Republic formed

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26th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Mother Teresa (nun, Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1974 Charles Lindbergh (aviator)

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On This Day:

1974 Guinea – Bissau declares independence (from Portugal)

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19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviator)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Saturday, 19th August

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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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24th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1897 Amelia Earhart (first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic)

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Died:

1980 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian)

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On This Day:

1927 The Menin Gate is unveiled in Ypres 

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27th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1837 Wild Bill Hickok (American folk hero)

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Died:

2013 Bill Pertwee (actor – Dad’s Army)

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On This Day:

1977 Two Boeing 747 aircraft (KLM and PanAm) collide on the Canary Islands. 582 people killed.

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