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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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16th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1905 Henry Fonda (actor)

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Died:

1957 Eliot Ness (federal agent who jailed Al Capone)

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On This Day:

1920 Joan of Arc canonized (becomes a saint)

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5th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1818 Karl Marx (German philosopher – Communist Manifesto)

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Died:

1821 Napoleon Bonaparte (French general and emperor)

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On This Day:

1955 West Germany is given full sovereignty 

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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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