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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

18th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Paul McCartney (musician and member of The Beatles)

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Died:

1928 Roald Amundsen (led first polar expedition to the South Pole)

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On This Day:

1953 Egypt proclaimed as a republic

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Have a good Monday, 18th June

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14th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Kevin Keegan (football / soccer player and manager)

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Died:

1779 Captain James Cook (explorer and navigator)

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On This Day:

1859 Oregon becomes the 33rd State of the USA

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Have a good Wednesday , 14th February

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8th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Jack Lemmon (actor)

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Died:

1587 Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots)

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On This Day:

1992 Ulysses space exploration craft passes Jupiter

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Have a good Thursday, 8th February

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3rd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1480 Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese explorer)

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Died:

1959 Buddy Holly (musician, rocker)

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On This Day:

1966 First soft landing on the moon (Soviet Luna 9)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd February

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8th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Elvis Presley (singer, King of Rock and Roll)

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Died:

1324 Marco Polo (Venetian explorer) 

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On This Day:

1952 Jordan adopts its constitution

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Have a good Monday, 8th January

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5th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Diane Keaton (actress)

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Died:

1922 Ernest Shackleton (polar explorer)

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On This Day:

1981 Peter Sutcliffe, aka Yorkshire Ripper, arrested. Convicted for killing 13 women.

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24th December – On This Day in History

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Born:

1822 Matthew Arnold (poet)

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Died:

1524 Vasco Da Gama (Portuguese explorer) 

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On This Day:

1924 Albania becomes  republic

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Have a good Sunday, 24th December

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1st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Bonnie Parker (outlaw – Bonnie and Clyde)

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Died:

2013 Tom Clancy (author – Hunt For Red October)

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On This Day:

1888 National Geographic publishes for the first time

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Have a good Sunday, 1st October

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15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1254 Marco Polo (explorer)

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Died:

2007 Colin McRae (rally driver)

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On This Day:

1928 Penicillin is discovered (by Alexander Fleming)

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Have a good Friday, 14th September

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