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18th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1882 AA Milne (author of Winnie – the – Pooh)

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Died:

1677 Jan Van Riebeek (founder of Dutch Cape Colony at Cape Town)

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On This Day:

2005 The A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner, is unveiled by Airbus in France

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15th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1412 Joan of Arc (Saint)

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Died:

2008 Brad Renfro (actor)

THE CLIENT, Brad Renfro, 1994, ©Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection

 

On This Day:

1975 Portugal signs the accord to give Angola independence

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1st January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1919 JD Salinger (author – Catcher In The Rye)

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Died:

1953 Hank Williams (country singer)

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On This Day:

1804 Haiti gains independence (from France)

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Have a happy and prosperous New Year!

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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1491 Jacques Cartier (French explorer who claimed Canada for France)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 31st December

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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (inventor of pasteurization) 

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Died:

1985 Dian Fossey (zoologist – Gorillas In The Mist)

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On This Day:

1943 German battleship Scharnhorst sinks 

2. Weltkrieg, Seekrieg, Marine Deutschland: Schlachtschiff 'Scharnhorst' auf See. 1943Gemaelde (Gouache) von O. Rahardt 2010

 

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18th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1863 Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria – assassination trigger point of World War One)

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Died:

1971 Bobby Jones (amateur golfer and Grand Slam winner)

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On This Day:

1958 Niger gains autonomy (within the French Community)

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14th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1503 Nostradamus (astronomer and prophet)

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Died:

1476 Vlad The Impaler (Wallachian Prince)

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On This Day:

1819 Alabama admitted as the 22nd State of the USA

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