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20th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

356 BC Alexander The Great (military genius and King of Macedonia)

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Died:

1973 Bruce Lee (martial arts expert and actor)

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On This Day:

1969 First men step on The Moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11)

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Have a good Friday, 20th July

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17th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany) 

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Died:

2009 Walter Cronkite (broadcaster and news reporter for CBS)

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On This Day:

1919 Finland adopts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 17th July

15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

14th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 William Hanna (cartoonist – Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo)

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Died:

1881 Billy The Kid (infamous outlaw)

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On This Day:

1789 Bastille Day (the start of the French Revolution with the fall of the Bastille Prison)

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Have a good Saturday, 14th July

 

13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman general and leader)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author & Novel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Have a good Friday, 13th July

11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1274 Robert The Bruce (Scottish King)

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Died:

1989 Laurence Olivier (actor – Hamlet)

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On This Day:

1921 Mongolia gains independence (from China)

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Have a good Wednesday, 11th July

9th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 OJ Simpson (football star)

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Died:

2002 Rod Steiger (actor)

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On This Day:

1816 Argentina declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Monday, 9th July