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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

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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

7th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 Charlize Theron (South African actress – Monster, Mad Max)

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Died:

1957 Oliver Hardy (comedian – Laurel & Hardy)

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On This Day:

1990 Operation Desert Shield begins with the deployment of US troops to protect Saudi Arabia

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Have a good Tuesday, 7th August

25th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Estelle Getty (actress – The Golden Girls)

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Died:

1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Romantic poet)

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On This Day In History

1957 Republic of Tunisia forms (monarchy abolished)

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Have a good Wednesday, 25th July

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