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27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 Captain James Cook (explorer and navigator)

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Died:

2009 David Shepherd (cricket umpire)

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On This Day:

1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa become the Republic of Zaire

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6th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Richie Benaud (Australian cricketer and commentator)

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Died:

1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson (British Poet Laureate) 

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On This Day:

1889 Moulin Rouge opens (in Paris)

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8th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1994 Rex Alston (cricketer and commentator)

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On This Day:

1504 Statue of David, by Michelangelo, unveiled (in Florence) 

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27th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Donald (Don) Bradman (Australian cricketer)

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Died:

1919 Louis Botha (South African statesman and general) 

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On This Day:

1828 Uruguay gains independence 

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27th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Allan Border (Australian cricket captain)

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Died:

2003 Bob Hope (comedian and actor)

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On This Day:

1944 Gloster Meteor, first British jet fighter, used in combat

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23rd July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Clive Rice (South African all – round cricketer)

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Died:

2011 Amy Winehouse (singer)

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On This Day:

1148 Crusaders attack Damascus

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21st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Ernest Hemingway (Nobel prize winning author)

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Died:

1796 Robert Burns (Scottish poet)

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On This Day:

1884 First Test Cricket match played at Lords

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Have a good Friday, 21st July

 

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