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22nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Jamie Lee Curtis (actress)

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Died:

1963 CS Lewis (author – Narnia books)

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On This Day:

1976 Constitution of Algeria goes into effect

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10th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1483 Martin Luther (major contributor to the Protestant Reformation)

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Died:

2007 Norman Mailer (author)

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On This Day:

1965 Manneke Pis statue stolen (in Brussels)

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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (French emperor)

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Died:

Will Rogers (humorist & actor)

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On This Day:

1248 Construction of the Cologne Cathedral begins

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Have a good Tuesday, 15th August

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16th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1905 Henry Fonda (actor)

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Died:

1957 Eliot Ness (federal agent who jailed Al Capone)

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On This Day:

1920 Joan of Arc canonized (becomes a saint)

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th May

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2nd March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1904 Dr Seuss (Theodor Geisel) children’s author

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Died:

1791 John Wesley (c0-founder of the Methodist church)

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On This Day:

1819 Territory of Arkansas established

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Have a good Thursday, 2nd March

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The Rosary

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Not on the lute, nor harp of many strings
Shall all men praise the Master of all song.
Our life is brief, one saith, and art is long;
And skilled must be the laureates of kings.
Silent, O lips that utter foolish things!
Rest, awkward fingers striking all notes wrong!
How from your toil shall issue, white and strong,
Music like that God’s chosen poet sings?

There is one harp that any hand can play,
And from its strings what harmonies arise!
There is one song that any mouth can say, —
A song that lingers when all singing dies.
When on their beads our Mother’s children pray
Immortal music charms the grateful skies.

 

– Joyce Kilmer

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16th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1829 Geronimo (Apache leader)

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Died:

1990 Eva Turner (soprano) 

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On This Day:

1880 The formation of the Salvation Army

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Have a good Thursday, 16th June

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