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1st January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1919 JD Salinger (author – Catcher In The Rye)

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Died:

1953 Hank Williams (country singer)

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On This Day:

1801 The Irish Parliament votes to join the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland)

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Have a good Tuesday, 1st January

30th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1865 Rudyard Kipling (author – Jungle Book)

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Died:

1970 Sonny Liston (boxer)

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On This Day:

1947 Romania declared a republic

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Have a good Sunday, 30th December

22nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1986 Oscar Pistorius (paralympic athlete, convicted for shooting his girlfriend)

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Died:

1916 Jack London (author – Call Of The Wild)

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On This Day:

1976 Algeria puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Sunday, 22nd November

14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Prince Charles (Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall)

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Died:

1915 Booker T Washington (education pioneer)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick (by Herman Melville) is published

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Have a good Wednesday, 14th November

19th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Michael Gambon (actor – Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter)

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Died:

1745 Jonathan Swift (author – Gulliver’s Travels)

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On This Day:

1960 Mauritania granted independence (by France)

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Have  good Friday, 19th October

16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

15th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1029 Mario Puzo (author – The Godfather)

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Died:

2011 Betty Driver (Elizabeth Driver), actress – Coronation Street

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On This Day:

1952 Charlotte’s Web (by EB White) is published

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Have a good Monday, 15th October

14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1894 E.E. Cummings (poet)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (actor & singer – Going My Way)

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On This Day:

1926 Winnie The Pooh (by AA Milne) is released

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Have a good Sunday, 14th October

23rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Ray Charles (singer & pianist)

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Died:

1939 Sigmund Freud (father of psychology) 

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On This Day:

1979 Somali constitution is approved by its president

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd September

21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Stephen King (horror author – Christian, The Shining etc)

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Died:

19 BC Virgil (Roman poet)

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On This Day:

1937 The Hobbit is published (by JRR Tolkien) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st September