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25th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1979 Johnny Wilkinson (England rugby player)

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Died:

1971 Terence De Marney (actor – Dr Who)

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On This Day:

1946 Jordan gains its independence (from Britain)

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23rd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Drew Carey (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1868 Kit Carson (American frontiersman) 

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On This Day:

1568 The Netherlands declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 23rd May

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22nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

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Died:

1972 Cecil Day Lewis (poet)

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On This Day:

1933 Reported first sighting of the Loch Ness Monster

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Have a good Tuesday, 22nd May

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21st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1688 Alexander Pope (poet)

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Died:

2000 Sir John Gielgud (actor)

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On This Day:

1927 Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris in The Spirit Of St Louis after making the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic

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Have a good Monday, 21st May

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20th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1944 Joe Cocker (rock musician) 

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Died:

1506 Christopher Columbus (explorer credited with opening up the New World)

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On This Day:

1927 Saudi Arabia becomes independent (from Britain)

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18th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Tsar Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1995 Elizabeth Montgomery (actress)

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On This Day:

1897 Dracula (by Bram Stoker) is published

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16th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Pierce Brosnan (actor – James Bond, Remington Steele) 

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Died:

1990 Jim Henson (puppeteer – The Muppet Show)

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On This Day:

1971 Bulgaria adopts its constitution

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