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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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19th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1736 James Watt (invented the steam engine)

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Died:

2006 Wilson Pickett (singer)

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On This Day:

1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope

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Have a good Thursday, 19th January 

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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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Have a good Sunday, 8th January

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