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1st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Gloria Estefan (singer  – Miami Sound Machine)

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Died:

1557 Jacques Cartier (French explorer – claimed Canada for France)

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On This Day:

2015 Google changes its logo – the biggest change since 1999

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12th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Mark Knopfler (guitarist – Dire Straits)

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Died:

30 BC Cleopatra (last Egyptian ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty)

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On This Day:

1992 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, USA & Mexico) negotiations declared completed

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Have a good Sunday, 12th August

23rd July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1989 Daniel Radcliffe (actor – Harry Potter)

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Died:

2011 Amy Winehouse (singer & songwriter)

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On This Day:

1983 Gimli Glider – Air Canada 767 flight runs out of fuel and glides in to land safely at Gimli, Manitoba 

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Have a good Monday, 23rd July

13th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Tim Allen (comedian – Home Improvement)

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Died:

2014 Chuck Noll (NFL Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach)

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On This Day:

1898 Yukon Territory (Canada) established

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Have a good Wednesday, 13th June

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7th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1812 Charles Dickens (author – Oliver Twist)

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Died:

2005 Bob Turner (ice hockey player, Canada)

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On This Day:

1831 Belgium adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Wednesday, 7th February

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11th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1815 John A Macdonald (1st Prime Minister of Canada)

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Died:

1928 Thomas Hardy (author & poet – Far From The Madding Crowd)

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On This Day:

1864 Charing Cross Station opens (London)

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Have a good Thursday, 11th January

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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1491 Jacques Cartier (French explorer who claimed Canada for France)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 31st December

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