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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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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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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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29th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Richard Dreyfuss (actor – Jaws)

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Died:

1618 Walter Raleigh (scholar and explorer)

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On This Day:

1923 Turkey declares independence (successor of Ottoman Empire)

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27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 Captain James Cook (explorer and navigator)

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Died:

2009 David Shepherd (cricket umpire)

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On This Day:

1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa become the Republic of Zaire

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18th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Paul McCartney (musician – The Beatles)

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Died:

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

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On This Day:

1953 Egypt proclaimed as a republic

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