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20th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Brenda Blethyn (actress – Vera)

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Died:

1910 Boutros Ghali (Prime Minister of Egypt – assassinated)

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On This Day:

1929 American Samoa is organised as a territory of the USA

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Have a good Monday, 20th February

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23rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Corey Haim (actor)

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Died:

1972 Charles Atlas (body builder)

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On This Day:

1912 Aswan Dam, Nile River, begins to operate

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Have a good Friday, 23rd December

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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:

30BC Cleopatra (Egyptian ruler)

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On This Day:

1833 The town of Chicago incorporated

 

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Have a good Friday, 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 discovery of the Rosetta Stone (significant tool for interpreting ancient Egyptian writings)

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Have a good Friday, 15th July

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13th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1944 Jerry Springer (talk show host)

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Died:

1542 Catherine Howard (5th wife of King Henry VIII, beheaded)

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On This Day:

1924 Tomb of King Tut opened

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Have a good Saturday, 13th February

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17th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1887 Bernard L Montgomery (British WW2 General)

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Died:

1796 Catherine The Great (Empress of Russia)

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On This Day:

1869 The Opening of the Suez Canal

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Have a good Tuesday, 17th November

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12th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 William Goldman (author – Lord of the Flies)

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Died:

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

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On This Day:

1908 Henry Ford’s company builds the first Model T

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Have a good Wednesday, 12th August.

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