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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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20th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Uri Geller (magician and psychic – know for bending spoons)

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Died:

1996 Carl Sagan (scientist and astronomer) 

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On This Day:

1812 Grimm’s Fairy Tales is first published (also known as Children’s and Household Tails)

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Have a good Thursday, 20th December

16th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1770 Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

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Died:

1980 Colonel Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken)

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On This Day:

1838 Battle of Blood River (Zulu armies defeated by the Voortrekkers in Natal, South Africa)

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Have a good Sunday, 16th December

30th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1872 John McCrae (poet – In Flanders Fields)

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Died:

2007 Evel Knievel (motorcycle stunt man)

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On This Day:

1487 German Beer Purity Law is pronounced, stating that beer may only be brewed from water, malt and hops

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Have a good Friday, 30th November

4th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Walter Cronkite (broadcast journalist) 

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Died:

1847 Felix Mendelssohn (pianist and composer)

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On This Day:

1875 Tonga adopts its constitution

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Have a good Sunday, 4th November

1st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Gary Player (Golfer – 9 times majors winner)

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Died:

1972 Ezra Pound (poet)

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On This Day:

1939 The first jet fighter (Heinkel HE 178) is demonstrated, to the German War Ministry 

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Have a good Thursday, 1st November

20th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Snoop Dog (rapper)

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Died:

2011 Muammar Gaddafi (dictator of Libya)

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On This Day:

1813 The end of the Kingdom of Westphalia

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Have a good Saturday, 20th October