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5th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1638 Louis XIV (The Sun King)

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Died:

1877 Crazy Horse (the last Sioux war chief) 

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On This Day:

1666 Great Fire of London ends

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1st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Gloria Estefan (musician)

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Died:

1557 Jacques Cartier (French explorer, claimed Canada for France)

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On This Day:

1939 Switzerland proclaims neutrality 

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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (French emperor)

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Died:

Will Rogers (humorist & actor)

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On This Day:

1248 Construction of the Cologne Cathedral begins

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7th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Bruce Dickinson (rock musician – Iron Maiden)

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Died:

1957 Oliver Hardy (comedian)

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On This Day:

1960 Ivory Coast gains independence (from France)

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4th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1821 Louis Vuitton (founder of leather fashion brand)

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Died:

1875 Hans Christian Andersen (author – The Ugly Duckling)

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On This Day:

1693 Traditional date accredited to the invention of Champagne (by Dom Perignon)

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3rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Martin Sheen (actor – The West Wing)

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Died:

1924 Joseph Conrad (author – Heart Of Darkness)

 

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On This Day:

1798 Battle of the Nile (Nelson forces French fleet to surrender)

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1st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Herman Melville (author – Moby Dick)

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Died:

30 BC Mark Anthony (Roman leader) 

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On This Day:

1793 France becomes the first country to use the metric system

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