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20th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

356 Alexander The Great (Macedonian king and military leader)

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Died:

1973 Bruce Lee (martial arts actor)

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On This Day:

1956 France recognises the independence of Tunisia

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16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress, singer & dancer)

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Died:

1915 Ellen White (co-founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church)

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On This Day:

Mont Blanc Tunnel opened (between France and Italy)

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14th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1974 David Mitchell (comedian and actor)

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Died:

1881 Billy The Kid (outlaw in the Wild West)

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On This Day:

1789 Bastille Day (the start of the French Revolution)

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2nd July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Imelda Marcos (Filipino politician and infamous for her enormous collection of shoes)

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Died:

1566 Nostradamus (astrologist, credited with predicting future events)

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On This Day:

2015 Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines, killing 62 

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1st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Sydney Pollack (actor and director)

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Died:

1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin)

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On This Day:

1903 The start of the first Tour De France

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Have a good Saturday, 1st July

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30th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 Andy Farrell (England rugby union and league player)

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Died:

1431 Joan of Arc (burned at the stake)

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On This Day:

1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated

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22nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

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Died:

1885 Victor Hugo (writer – Les Miserables)

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On This Day:

1906 The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

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Have a good Monday, 22nd May

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