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11th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1897 Enid Blyton (author of children’s books)

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Died:

2014 Robin Williams (actor and comedian)

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On This Day:

1960 Chad declares independence (from France)

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Have a good Saturday, 11th August

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2nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Shimon Peres (Prime Minister of Israel & Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1876 Wild Bill Hickok (cowboy & frontiersman – shot in the back)

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On This Day:

1865 Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland published (by Lewis Carroll)

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Have a good Thursday, 2nd August

31st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 JK Rowling (author – Harry Potter)

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Died:

2009 Bobby Robson (English footballer and manager)

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On This Day:

1976 Seychelles Independence declared 

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Have a good Tuesday, 31st July

 

29th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Patti Scialfa (singer, East Street Band and married to Bruce Springsteen)

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Died:

1833 William Wilberforce (abolitionist) 

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On This Day:

1938 The first appearance of “Dennis The Menace”

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Have a good Sunday, 29th July

28th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 Beatrix Potter (children’s author & illustrator – Peter Rabbit)

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Died:

1741 Antonio Vivaldi (composer – The Four Seasons)

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On This Day:

1821 Peru declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Saturday, 28th July

 

14th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 William Hanna (cartoonist – Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo)

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Died:

1881 Billy The Kid (infamous outlaw)

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On This Day:

1789 Bastille Day (the start of the French Revolution with the fall of the Bastille Prison)

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Have a good Saturday, 14th July

 

22nd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1932 Prunella Scales (actress)

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Died:

1987 Fred Astaire (dancer and actor)

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On This Day:

1977 “The Rescuers” released by Walt Disney

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Have a good Friday, 22nd June

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