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25th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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Died:

1995 Ginger Rogers (actress) 

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1792 First use of the guillotine in France (used to execute highwayman Nicolas Pelletier)

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31st March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1596 Rene Descartes (French Philosopher)

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Died:

1727 Sir Isaac Newton (physicist) 

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On This Day:

1889 The official opening of the Eiffel Tower (Paris)

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28th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Maxim Gorky (Russian author and play-write)

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Died:

1941 Virginia Woolfe (British author)

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On This Day:

1854 Britain & France declare war on Russia – the start of the Crimean War

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25th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Elton John (musician)

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Died:

2006 Buck Owens (TV star and singer)

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On This Day:

1970 Concorde makes its first supersonic flight 

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20th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Michael Redgrave (actor)

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Died:

2013 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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On This Day:

1956 Tunisia gains independence (from France)

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10th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Chuck Norris (martial arts actor)

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Died:

2003 Barry Sheen (motorcycle racer)

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On This Day:

1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

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9th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Helen Zille (South African political leader)

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Died:

2016 George Martin (record producer of The Beatles)

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On This Day:

1834 The French Foreign Legion is founded

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