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5th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Cecil Rhodes (imperialist, businessman, diamond merchant and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

2002 Ted Williams (baseball Hall of Famer – Boston Red Sox)

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On This Day:

1811 Venezuela declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Thursday, 5th July

 

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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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21st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1619 Jan Van Riebeeck (founder of the Cape Colony – Cape Town)

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Died:

1910 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain – author of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn)

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On This Day:

1983 One Pound coin is introduced in the UK

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Have a good Saturday, 21st April

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18th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1882 AA Milne (author of Winnie – the – Pooh)

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Died:

1677 Jan Van Riebeek (founder of Dutch Cape Colony at Cape Town)

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On This Day:

2005 The A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner, is unveiled by Airbus in France

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Have a good Thursday, 18th January

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18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Linda Evans (actress – Dynasty)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand / All Black Rugby star)

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On This Day:

1497 Vasco Da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

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Have a good Saturday, 18th November

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14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1639 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (singer and actor)

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On This Day:

1926 “Winnie The Pooh” (AA Milne) published

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Have a good Saturday, 14th October

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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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