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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

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19th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1976 Benedict Cumberbatch (actor – Sherlock) 

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Died:

2013 Phil Woosnam (footballer and manager)

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On This Day:

1979 Nicaraguan Liberation Day (Sandinistas take over)

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Have a good Thursday, 19th July

16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress) 

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Died:

2012 Kitty Wells (country music singer)

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On This Day:

1970 Iraq puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Monday, 16th July

12th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Bill Cosby (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1804 Alexander Hamilton (US Founding Father)

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On This Day:

1962 The Rolling Stones have their first performance (Marquee Club in London)

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Have a good Thursday, 12th July

 

10th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1509 John Calvin (protestant religious reformer and founder of Calvinism) 

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Died:

2015 Omar Sharif (actor – Doctor Zhivago) 

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On This Day:

1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 10th July

9th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 OJ Simpson (football star)

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Died:

2002 Rod Steiger (actor)

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On This Day:

1816 Argentina declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Monday, 9th July

8th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Anjelica Huston (actress – The Addams Family)

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Died:

2015 James Tate (poet – Pulitzer Prize 1992)

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On This Day:

1979 Congo adopts its constitution

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Have a good Sunday, 8th July