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3rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Larry Holmes (boxer) 

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Died:

1954 Henri Matisse (painter and sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1918 Poland declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd November

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19th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Jeremy Irons (actor – The Lion King)

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Died:

2017 Jake LaMotta (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1975 “Fawlty Towers” (with John Cleese) premiers

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th September

24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1895 Jack Dempsey (Heavyweight boxing champion, known as Kid Blackie)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Governor of The Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded by King Henry VI

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Have a good Sunday, 24th June

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3rd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1986 Rafael Nadal (tennis champion)

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Died:

2016 Muhammad Ali (heavyweight boxer – real name Cassius Clay)

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On This Day:

1959 Singapore adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Sunday, 3rd June

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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Walt Whitman (poet)

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Died:

1983 Jack Dempsey (heavyweight boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1920 Union of South Africa declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Thursday, 31st May

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16th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Frank Bruno (boxer)

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Died:

2006 Milton Friedman (economist)

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On This Day:

1907 Oklahoma becomes the 46th State of the USA

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Have a good Thursday, 16th November

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31st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Bob Welch (guitarist & vocalist – Fleetwood Mac)

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Died:

1969 Rocky Marciano (heavyweight boxing champ)

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On This Day:

1957 Federation of Malaya gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Thursday, 31st August

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