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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Anthony Hopkins (actor – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 31st December

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29th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1972 Jude Law (actor – The Talented Mr Ripley)

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Died:

2012 Tony Greig (England cricket captain and commentator)

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On This Day:

1845 Texas admitted as the 28th State of the USA

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Have a good Saturday, 29th December

28th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Denzel Washington (actor – St Elsewhere)

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Died:

1734 Rob Roy (Scottish hero)

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On This Day:

1846 Iowa becomes the 29th State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 28th December

27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (invented pasteurization) 

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Died:

2016 Carrie Fisher (actress – Star Wars)

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On This Day:

1943 The Scharnhorst (German battleship) sinks in the Barents Sea

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Have a good Thursday, 27th December

17th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1953 Bill Pullman (actor – Independence Day)

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Died:

2011 Kim Jong – il (Supreme Leader of North Korea)

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On This Day:

1538 King Henry VIII is officially excommunicated by Pope Paul II

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Have a good Monday, 17th December

13th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Christopher Plummer (actor)

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Died:

2006 Lamar Hunt (NFL owner – KC Chiefs)

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On This Day:

1643 The Battle of Alton, in Hampshire, takes place (English Civil War)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th December

12th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1915 Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

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Died:

1889 Robert Browning (poet)

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On This Day:

1963 Kenya declares its independence (from Britain – it was formerly British East Africa)

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Have a good Wednesday, 12th December