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24th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

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Died:

1993 Bobby Moore (England Football Captain)

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On This Day:

1923 “The Flying Scotsman” goes into service

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18th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 Enzo Ferrari (racing car manufacturer) 

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Died:

1294 Kublai Khan (Mongol Emperor and conqueror) 

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On This Day:

1885 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” published by Mark Twain

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16th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Michael Holding (cricketer – fast bowler)

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Died:

Tony Sheridan (songwriter and guitarist) 

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On This Day:

1918 Lithuania declares independence (from Russia & Germany)

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15th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1563 Galileo Galilei (astronomer often called the Father of Science)

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Died:

1965 Nat King Cole (singer)

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On This Day

1939 German battleship “Bismarck” is launched

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13th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Chuck Yeagar (test pilot, first to break the sound barrier)

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Died:

2003 Stacy Keach (actor – Pretty Woman)

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On This Day:

1668 Treaty of Lisbon signed (Spain recognised Portugal)

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12th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1809 Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the USA)

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Died:

2000 Charles Shulz (cartoonist – Peanuts, Charlie Brown)

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On This Day:

1818 Chile gains independence (from Spain)

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11th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1847 Thomas Edison (inventor – light bulb, movie camera etc)

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Died:

1650 Rene Descartes (French philosopher)

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On This Day:

1814 Norway proclaims independence

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