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23rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Harry Judd (drummer – McFly) 

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Died:

2013 Mikhail Kalashnikov (inventor of the AK-47)

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On This Day:

1937 The Vickers Wellington bomber first flies

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd December

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2nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Monica Seles (tennis champion)

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Died:

1814 Marques de Sade (writer – terms sadism and sadist come from his name)

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On This Day:

1969 First public preview of the Boeing 747

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd December

29th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 CS Lewis (author – Narnia series)

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Died:

1986 Cary Grant (actor)

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On This Day:

1962 Britain and France agree to jointly build Concorde

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Have a good Thursday, 29th November

24th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Wayne Rooney (English footballer)

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Died:

2005 Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

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On This Day:

2003 Concorde makes its final commercial flight

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Have a good Wednesday, 24th October

10th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Arnold Palmer (legendary golfer)

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Died:

2007 Jane Wyman (actress)

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On This Day

1993 Boeing produces its 1000th 747

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Have a good Monday, 10th September

26th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Mother Teresa (nun, founder of Missionaries of Charity and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1974 Charles Lindbergh (aviator – first to fly across the Atlantic)

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On This Day:

2011 The Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) receives official certification

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Have a good Sunday, 26th August

19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviation pioneer – The Wright Brothers)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian – Marx Brothers)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 19th August