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5th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1638 Louis XIV (The Sun King – France)

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Died:

1997 Mother Teresa (Nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity – Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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On This Day:

1991 Nelson Mandela is elected as the leader of the ANC (African National Congress)

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Have a good Wednesday, 5th September

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26th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Mother Teresa (nun, founder of Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1974 Charles Lindbergh (aviator – first to fly across the Atlantic)

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On This Day:

2011 The Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) receives official certification

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Have a good Sunday, 26th August

10th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1509 John Calvin (protestant religious reformer and founder of Calvinism) 

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Died:

2015 Omar Sharif (actor – Doctor Zhivago) 

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On This Day:

1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 10th July

28th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1491 Henry VIII, founder of the Church of England

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Died:

1914 Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria – assassination that triggered World War 1)

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On This Day:

1926 Mercedes Benz forms (merger of DMG and Benz & Cie)

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Have a good Thursday, 28th June

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7th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Tom Jones (singer)

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Died:

2015 Christopher Lee (actor)

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On This Day:

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

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Have a good Thursday, 7th June

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30th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1909 Benny Goodman (band leader)

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Died:

1431 Joan of Arc (national heroine of France & saint – burnt at the stake)

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On This Day:

1969 Gibraltar adopts its constitution

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Have a good Wednesday, 30th May

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13th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1570 Guy Fawkes (Catholic Conspirator, convicted and executed over the Gunpowder Plot – a plot to blow up the English Parliament)

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Died:

2004 Carol Keating (TV presenter) 

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On This Day:

2006 Major tornadoes hit Iowa City, Iowa

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Have a good Friday, 13th April 

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