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10th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1830 Emily Dickinson (poet)

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Died:

1896 Alfred Nobel (inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize)

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On This Day:

1799 The Metric System is adopted in France – the first country to do this

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Have a good Monday, 10th December

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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

25th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1914 Joe DiMaggio (Baseball Hall of Fame)

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Died:

2016 Fidel Castro (Revolutionary and leader of Cuba)

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On This Day:

1958 Senegal becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Sunday, 25th November

24th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1806 William Webb Ellis (credited with the invention of rugby)

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Died:

1991 Freddie Mercury (singer – Queen)

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On This Day:

1958 Mali becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th November

21st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1694 Voltaire (philosopher & writer)

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Died:

2017 David Cassidy (singer & actor)

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On This Day:

1789 North Carolina ratifies The Constitution and officially becomes the 12th State of the USA

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Have a good Wednesday, 21st November

17th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Martin Scorsese (director – Goodfellas)

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Died:

1917 Auguste Rodin (sculptor – The Thinker)

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On This Day:

2014 Church of England allows the appointment of female bishops

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Have a good Saturday, 17th November

13th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1955 Whoopi Goldberg (actress & comedian)

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Died:

1973 Elsa Schiaparelli (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

2015 ISIS terror attacks in Paris kill 129

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Have a good Tuesday, 13th November