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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (invented pasteurization) 

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Died:

2016 Carrie Fisher (actress – Star Wars)

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On This Day:

1943 The Scharnhorst (German battleship) sinks in the Barents Sea

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Have a good Thursday, 27th December

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18th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Keith Richards (musician – The Rolling Stones)

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Died:

2006 Joseph Barbera (cartoonist – Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones)

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On This Day:

1958 Niger gains autonomy (within the French Community)

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Have a good Tuesday, 18th December

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

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