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1st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Gloria Estefan (singer  – Miami Sound Machine)

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Died:

1557 Jacques Cartier (French explorer – claimed Canada for France)

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On This Day:

2015 Google changes its logo – the biggest change since 1999

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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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1st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Joanna Lumley (actress)

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Died:

1873 David Livingstone (explorer) 

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On This Day:

1853 Argentina adopts its constitution

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29th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Terence Hill (actor)

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Died:

1912 Robert Falcon Scott (polar explorer)

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On This Day:

1798 Formation of the Republic of Switzerland

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Have a good Thursday, 29th March

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19th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 David Livingstone (explorer)

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Died:

2008 Arthur C Clarke (sci-fi author – 2001 A Space Odyssey) 

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On This Day:

1932 Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 

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Have a good Monday, 19th March

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9th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut and first man in space)

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Died:

2016 George Martin (record producer – The Beatles)

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On This Day:

1834 The French Foreign Legion is founded

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30th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1451 Christopher Columbus (explorer)

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Died:

2000 Steve Allen (comedian and TV presenter)

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On This Day:

1938 “War Of The Worlds” broadcast on the radio, allegedly causing a mass panic as people think it is a news report

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Have a good Monday, 30th October

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