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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

 

22nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

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Died:

1972 Cecil Day Lewis (poet)

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On This Day:

1933 Reported first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster

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Have a good Tuesday, 22nd May

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26th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1874 Robert Frost (poet)

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Died:

1827 Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

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On This Day:

1839 First Henley Regatta

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Have a good Monday, 26th March

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27th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)

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Died:

2010 JD Salinger (novelist – Catcher In The Rye)

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On This Day:

1939 First flight of Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning

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Have a good Saturday, 27th January

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19th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1938 Ted Turner (founder of CNN)

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Died:

1828 Franz Schubert (composer)

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On This Day:

1998 “Portrait Of The Artist Without Beard” (van Gogh) sells for $71.5 million

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Have a good Sunday, 19th November

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13th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1660 Daniel Defoe (author of Robinson Crusoe)

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Died:

1996 Tupac Shakur (rapper and actor)

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On This Day:

122 Building of Hadrian’s Wall (England) begins, by the Romans

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Have a good Wednesday, 13th September

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6th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Roger Waters (musician – Pink Floyd)

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Died:

1994 James Clavell (author – Shogun)

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On This Day:

1620 The Mayflower departs from Plymouth, England heading for the New World

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Have a good Wednesday, 6th September

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