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16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

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23rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1754 Louis XVI (King of France, executed by guillotine after The French Revolution)

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Died:

1305 William Wallace (Scottish patriot & revolutionary – hung, drawn & quartered) 

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On This Day:

1990 Armenia declares its independence

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Have a good Thursday, 23rd August

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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Have a good Tuesday, 25th April

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