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21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Stephen King (horror author – Christian, The Shining etc)

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Died:

19 BC Virgil (Roman poet)

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On This Day:

1937 The Hobbit is published (by JRR Tolkien) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st September

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20th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 George RR Martin (author – A Song Of Ice And Fire / Games Of Thrones)

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Died:

2004 Brian Clough (Footballer and manager)

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On This Day:

1258 Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated 

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Have a good Thursday, 20th September

 

19th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Jeremy Irons (actor – The Lion King)

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Died:

2017 Jake LaMotta (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1975 “Fawlty Towers” (with John Cleese) premiers

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th September

17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Stirling Moss (racing car driver)

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Died:

2000 Paula Yates (TV Presenter)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed

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Have a good Monday, 17th September

15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1984 Prince Harry (second son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana)

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Died:

1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (engineer)

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On This Day:

1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations

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Have a good Saturday, 15th September

13th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Roald Dahl (author – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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Died:

1996 Tupac Shakur (rapper & actor)

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On This Day:

1979 Venda is granted independence by South Africa (but not recognised outside of South Africa)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th September

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The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone,
For the first time, now for the first time seen.

 

– David Herbert Lawrence

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