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16th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Wilbur Wright (aviator – Wright Brothers)

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Died:

2002 Robert Urich (actor)

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On This Day:

2014 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks. 304 people drown.

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1st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Bill Currie (musician – Ultravox)

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Died:

2010 John Forsythe (actor – Charlie’s Angles, Dynasty)

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On This Day:

1918 The Royal Flying Corp and The Royal Naval Air Service are combined to make The Royal Air Force (RAF)

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Have a good Sunday, 1st April

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25th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Aretha Franklin (singer)

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Died:

2001 Brian Trubshaw (first to fly Concorde)

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On This Day:

1970 Concorde makes its first supersonic flight

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13th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Chuck Yeagar (test pilot, first to break the sound barrier)

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Died:

2003 Stacy Keach (actor – Pretty Woman)

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On This Day:

1668 Treaty of Lisbon signed (Spain recognised Portugal)

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4th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1902 Charles Lindbergh (first to fly solo across the Atlantic)

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Died:

1987 Liberace (pianist)

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On This Day:

1948 Sri Lanks declares its independence (from Britain – it was Ceylon)

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27th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)

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Died:

2010 JD Salinger (novelist – Catcher In The Rye)

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On This Day:

1939 First flight of Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning

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22nd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1788 Lord Byron (romantic poet)

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Died:

1901 Queen Victoria (Britain’s Queen, 1827 – 1901)

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On This Day:

1970 First commercial flight of a Boeing 747 (PanAm New York City to London)

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