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28th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1757 William Blake (poet)

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Died:

2010 Lesley Nielsen (actor & comedian)

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On This Day:

2012 The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey – premiers (in New Zealand)

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Have a good Wednesday, 28th November

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13th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Whoopi Goldberg (actress & comedian)

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Died:

1973 Elsa Schiaparelli (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

2015 ISIS terror attacks in Paris kill 129

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Have a good Tuesday, 13th November

30th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1451 Christopher Columbus (European to discover and start settlement of the New World – although this is disputed)

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Died:

2000 Steve Allen (comedian and actor)

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On This Day:

1990 The Channel Tunnel is completed by Britain and France, under the English Channel

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Have a good Tuesday, 30th October

11th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Dawn French (actor & comedian – Vicar of Dibley)

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Died:

2015 Dean Chance (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1972 Panama adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Thursday, 11th October

3rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Fred Couples (golfer – Master Champion)

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Died:

2005 Ronnie Barker (actor & comedian – The Two Ronnies)

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On This Day:

1932 Iraq gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 3rd October

19th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Jeremy Irons (actor – The Lion King)

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Died:

2017 Jake LaMotta (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1975 “Fawlty Towers” (with John Cleese) premiers

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th September

29th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Michael Jackson (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

2016 Gene Wilder (actor – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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On This Day:

1964 Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is released

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Have a good Wednesday, 29th August