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4th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1913 Muddy Waters (Blues guitarist)

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Died:

1968 Martin Luther King (civil rights leader – assassinated) 

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On This Day:

1960 Senegal declares its independence (from France)

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15th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1708 William Pitt The Elder (British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1998 Stokely Carmichael (Civil Rights activist)

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On This Day:

1920 League of Nations holds its first meeting (in Geneva)

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15th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Martin Luther King Jr (civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

2008 Brad Renfro (actor)

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On This Day:

1971 Aswan Dam (Egypt) opens

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14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

Claude Monet (artist – impressionist)

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Died:

1915 Booker T Washington (educator)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick First published

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24th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Kevin Kline (actor)

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Died:

2005 Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

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On This Day:

1929 “Black Thursday” – stock market crash which saw the Dow Jones drop by 12.8%

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17th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Barry Manilow (singer and pianist) 

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Died:

2012 Rodney King (African American beaten by Los Angeles police)

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On This Day:

1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City

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26th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1932 Johnny Cash (country singer)

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Died:

1965 Jimmie Lee Jackson (civil rights activist)

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On This Day:

1907 British Petroleum formed by the merger of Royal Oil and Shell

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