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24th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

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Died:

1993 Bobby Moore (England Football Captain)

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On This Day:

1923 “The Flying Scotsman” goes into service

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3rd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1892 JRR Tolkien (author – Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit) 

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Died:

2008 Natasha Collins (actress and TV personality)

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On This Day:

1959 Alaska admitted at the 49th State of the USA

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Have a good Wednesday, 3rd January

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30th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1865 Rudyard Kipling (author – Jungle Book)

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Died:

2006 Saddam Hussein (dictator of Iraq, hanged)

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On This Day:

1947 Romanian Republic proclaimed

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Have a good Saturday, 30th December

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22nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Ralph Fiennes (actor – Schindler’s List)

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Died:

1943 Beatrix Potter (children’s author – The Tales of Peter Rabbit)

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On This Day:

1965 Britain sets the national speed limit on motorways at 70 miles per hour

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5th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1901 Walt Disney (co-founder of Walt Disney Company)

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Died:

1784 Phillis Wheatley (poet and first African – American woman to be published)

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On This Day:

1974 The final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus is aired

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29th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 CS Lewis (author – Narnia)

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Died:

1986 Cary Grant (actor)

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On This Day:

1870 Compulsory education proclaimed in England

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The Little Vagabond

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Dear mother, dear mother, the church is cold,
But the ale-house is healthy and pleasant and warm;
Besides I can tell where I am used well,
Such usage in Heaven will never do well.

But if at the church they would give us some ale,
And a pleasant fire our souls to regale,
We’d sing and we’d pray all the live-long day,
Nor ever once wish from the church to stray.

Then the parson might preach, and drink, and sing,
And we’d be as happy as birds in the spring;
And modest Dame Lurch, who is always at church,
Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch.

And God, like a father rejoicing to see
His children as pleasant and happy as he,
Would have no more quarrel with the Devil or the barrel,
But kiss him, and give him both drink and apparel.

 

– William Blake

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