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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria (Queen of England)

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Died:

1543 Copernicus (astronomer & mathematician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, London (crossing the Thames) is officially opened

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17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius  (first President of the Republic of South Africa)

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Died:

1985 Laura Ashley (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

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9th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Billy Joel (rock musician)

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Died:

2012 Vidal Sassoon (hairdresser and entrepreneur) 

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On This Day:

1960 Nigeria becomes a member of the Commonwealth

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29th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Tom Selleck (actor – Magnum PI)

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Died:

1963 Robert Frost (American poet)

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On This Day:

1856 The establishment of the Victoria Cross for valour in the armed forces of Britain and The Commonwealth

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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Clint Eastwood (actor)

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Died:

1982 Jack Dempsey (heavyweight boxing champion and actor)

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On This Day:

1961 Union of South Africa becomes a republic

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Have a restful Sunday, 31st May

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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Jan Smuts (South African Prime Minister, General and Commonwealth statesman)

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Died:

1974 Duke Ellington (pianist, musician – band leader)

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On This Day:

1954 Lufthansa is formed (German national airline)

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