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To The Nile

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Son of the old Moon-mountains African!
Chief of the Pyramid and Crocodile!
We call thee fruitful, and that very while
A desert fills our seeing’s inward span:
Nurse of swart nations since the world began,
Art thou so fruitful? or dost thou beguile
Such men to honour thee, who, worn with toil,
Rest for a space ‘twixt Cairo and Decan?
O may dark fancies err! They surely do;
‘Tis ignorance that makes a barren waste
Of all beyond itself. Thou dost bedew
Green rushes like our rivers, and dost taste
The pleasant sunrise. Green isles hast thou too,
And to the sea as happily dost haste.

 

– John Keats

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12th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Mark Knopfler (guitarist, Dire Straits) 

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Died

30 BC Cleopatra (last of the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt)

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On This Day:

1833 The town of Chicago is incorporated

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Have a good Saturday, 12th August

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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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Have a good Saturday, 15th July

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10th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Virginia Wade (tennis star)

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Died:

2015 Omar Sharif (actor)

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On This Day:

1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th State of the USA

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Have a good Monday, 10th July

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18th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Paul McCartney (musician – The Beatles)

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Died:

1928 Roald Amundsen (led the first expedition to the South Pole)

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On This Day:

1953 Egypt proclaimed as a republic

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Have a good Sunday, 18th June

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4th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Emilio Estefan (musician)

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Died:

1193 Saladin (1st Sultan of Egypt and Syria)

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On This Day:

1791 Vermont becomes the 14th State of the USA

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Have a good Saturday, 4th March

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28th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1906 Bugsy Siegel (gangster, casino operator in Las Vegas)

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Died:

2016 Frank Kelly (actor – Father Ted)

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On This Day:

1922 Egypt regains its independence (from Britain)

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