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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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1st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1852 Calamity Jane (American frontierswoman – partner to Wild Bill Hickok)

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Died:

1873 David Livingstone (British explorer) 

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On This Day:

1853 Argentina adopts its constitution

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19th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 David Livingstone (Scottish explorer)

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Died:

2008 Arthur C Clarke (Science fiction author)

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On This Day:

1915 Pluto photographed for the first time (although nobody knew then that it was Pluto)

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14th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Kevin Keegan (football player and manager)

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Died:

1779 Captain James Cook (explorer, navigator)

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On This Day:

1859 Oregon is admitted as the 33rd State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 14th February

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