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15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, opening up the opportunity to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Mick Fleetwood (musician, Fleetwood-Mac)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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On This Day

1441 Eton College founded (by Henry VI)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th June

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14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1639 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (singer and actor)

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On This Day:

1066 Battle of Hastings (Norman forces beat the English)

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Have a good Friday, 14th October

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7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tuto (South African Archbishop and Noble Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is established. It is the oldest existing airline

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Have a good Friday, 7th October

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