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9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Leo Tolstoy (author – War & Peace)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered by Manson’s gang)

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On This Day:

1945 US drops nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

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Have a good Thursday, 9th August

 

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24th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1802 Alexander Dumas (author – The Three Musketeers)

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Died:

1980 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian – The Pink Panther)

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On This Day:

1927 The Menin Gate is unveiled in Ypres (memorial to those who are missing in the battlefields of Flanders in World War 1)

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Have a good Tuesday, 24th July

7th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey, Beatles drummer)

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Died:

1930 Arthur Conan Doyle (author – Sherlock Holmes)

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On This Day:

1930 Construction begin on the Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

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Have a good Saturday, 7th July

 

9th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1781 George Stephenson (engineer known as the Father of Railways)

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Died:

1870 Charles Dickens (author – Oliver Twist, Tales of Two Cities etc)

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On This Day:

1934 Donald Duck makes his first appearance (in The Wise Little Hen)

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Have a good Saturday, 9th June

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2nd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1840 Thomas Hardy (author & poet)

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Died:

2017 Peter Sallis (actor – Last Of The Summer Wine)

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On This Day:

1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 

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Have a good Saturday, 2nd June

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9th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Richard Adams (author – Watership Down)

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Died:

1986 Tenzing Norgay (first to summit Everest with Edmund Hillary)

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On This Day:

1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated

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Have a good Wednesday, 9th May

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28th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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Died:

1980 Tommy Caldwell (rocker – Marshall Tucker Band)

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On This Day:

1988 The roof of an Aloha Airlines 737 tears off in flight

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Have a good Saturday, 28th April

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