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12th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Jacob Zuma (ex-President of South Africa)

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Died:

1988 Alan Paton (South African author – “Cry The Beloved Country”, and anti-apartheid activist)

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On This Day:

1946 Syria gains independence (from France)

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4th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1913 Muddy Waters (Blues guitarist)

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Died:

1968 Martin Luther King (civil rights leader – assassinated) 

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On This Day:

1960 Senegal declares its independence (from France)

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2nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

742 Charlemagne (1st Holy Roman Emperor)

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Died:

1872 Samuel Morse (developed the electric telegraph)

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On This Day:

1968 “2001 – A Space Odyssey” premiers

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31st March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)

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Died:

1727 Isaac Newton (physicist and astronomer)

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On This Day:

1889 The opening of the Eiffel Tower

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25th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Aretha Franklin (singer)

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Died:

2001 Brian Trubshaw (first to fly Concorde)

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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:

1964 Brendan Behan (poet)

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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 (actor & martial arts icon)

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Died:

2003 Barry Sheen (motorcycle racer)

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On This Day:

1862 Zanzibar independence recognised (by Britain and France)

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