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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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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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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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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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25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1878 Anne Sewell (author – Black Beauty)

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On This Day:

1859 Ground is broken for the construction of the Suez Canal

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24th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Shirley MacLaine (actress)

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Died:

1731 Daniel Defoe (author – Robinson Crusoe) 

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On This Day:

1970 Gambia becomes a republic (and part of the Commonwealth) 

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3rd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1783 Washington Irving (author – The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow)

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Died:

1882 Jesse James (outlaw)

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On This Day:

1657 Oliver Cromwell, England, refuses the Crown

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