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13th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1860 Annie Oakley (sharp – shooter)

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Died:

1910 Florence Nightingale (pioneering nurse)

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On This Day:

1814 Dutch formally cede Cape of Good Hope to the British

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Have a good Sunday, 13th August

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24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Mick Fleetwood (musician, Fleetwood-Mac)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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On This Day

1441 Eton College founded (by Henry VI)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th June

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6th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Rory Bremner (comedian and impressionist) 

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Died:

1199 Richard The Lionheart (Richard the First, King of England)

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On This Day:

1652 The Cape Colony officially established by the Dutch East India Company, under Jan Van Riebeek

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Have a good Thursday, 6th April

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9th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Leander Starr Jameson (Prime Minister of the South African Cape Colony and leader of the Jameson Raid)

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Died:

1981 Bill Haley (vocalist – Rock Around The Clock)

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On This Day:

1895 Volleyball invented (by WG Morgan)

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8th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll)

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Died:

1324 Marco Polo (Venetian explorer) 

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On This Day:

1806 Cape Colony becomes a British Colony

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12th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1820 Florence Nightingale (pioneering nurse during the Crimean War)

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Died:

1925 Alfred Milner (British Governor of the Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1215 The English barons serve an ultimatum on King John which leads to the drafting and signing of the Magna Carta

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Have a good Thursday, 12th May

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6th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Rory Bremner (British impressionist and comedian)

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Died:

1975 Chian Kai – Shek (Chinese nationalist)

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On This Day:

1652 The Cape Colony, 1st European colony in South Africa, is established by the Dutch East India Company under command of Jan Van Riebeek

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Have a good Wednesday, 6th April

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