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21st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1694 Voltaire (French writer & philosopher)

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Died:

1953 Larry Shields (jazz clarinet player)

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On This Day:

1789 North Carolina ratifies and Constitution and becomes the 12th State of the US

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20th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Nadine Gordimer (best selling South African author, Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1910 Leo Tolstoy (author – “War and Peace”)

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On This Day:

1917 Ukraine declares itself a republic 

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18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Linda Evans (actress – Dynasty)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand / All Black Rugby star)

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On This Day:

1497 Vasco Da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

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17th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Martin Scorsese (film director – Goodfellas)

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Died:

1796 Catherine The Great (Empress of Russia)

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On This Day:

2006 Element 111, Roentgenium (Rg) officially named

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15th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1708 William Pitt The Elder (British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1998 Stokely Carmichael (Civil Rights activist)

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On This Day:

1920 League of Nations holds its first meeting (in Geneva)

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14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1840 Claude Monet (artist – Water Lilies)

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Died:

2014 Glen Larson (TV producer & writer – Battlestar Galactica)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick (Herman Melville) first published

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10th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1483 Martin Luther (major contributor to the Protestant Reformation)

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Died:

2007 Norman Mailer (author)

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On This Day:

1965 Manneke Pis statue stolen (in Brussels)

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