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2nd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Jimmy Connors (tennis champion)

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Died:

1834 Thomas Telford (pioneering civil engineer)

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On This Day:

1666 Great Fire of London begins (80% of London destroyed)

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd September

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2nd July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Imelda Marcos (Filipino politician and infamous for her enormous collection of shoes)

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Died:

1566 Nostradamus (astrologist, credited with predicting future events)

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On This Day:

2015 Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines, killing 62 

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6th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1856 Sigmund Freud (known as the Father of Psychology) 

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Died:

1992 Marlene Dietrich (actress & singer)

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On This Day:

1937 The Hindenburg (German airship) explodes, killing 36

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Have a good Saturday, 6th May

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16th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1918 Spike Milligan (actor, writer and poet)

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Died:

2002 Robert Urich (actor)

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On This Day:

2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks (304 drown)

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Have a good Sunday, 16th April

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2nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1805 Hans Christian Andersen (Danish author of fairy tales)

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Died:

1872 Samuel Morse (inventor of the Morse Code)

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On This Day:

1912 The Titanic undergoes sea trials

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd April

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Mount Everest

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Thousands have lost their lives, even more lost loved ones, homes and possessions. A country devastated by earthquake.

As Nepal is probably best known, by the people of the Western world anyway, for the majestic Mount Everest, I found a poem celebrating this icon – and to remind us all that as members of the human race, we should all find a way to help, even if it means dropping a few coins into a jar somewhere…

Mount Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary first achieved
(For centuries unattained)
The summit of earth’s highest peak,
And what did he there gain?

So many corpses linger there,
Of those arrived or no,
To strike a pose atop the world,
Then turn and back down go.

All climbers lose, if not their lives-
Their minds at least are numbed.
Most simply fail to reach the top,
By tragedies overcome.

Yet on and on the climbers come;
The challenge must be taken.
For God has placed Mount Everest there-
So low, so far below His throne
That never will be shaken.

– Hm. Nes

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