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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

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

 

Have a good Thursday, 27th December

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To A Gentleman On His Voyage To Great Britain For The Recovery Of His Health

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While others chant of gay Elysian scenes,
Of balmy zephyrs, and of flow’ry plains,
My song more happy speaks a greater name,
Feels higher motives and a nobler flame.
For thee, O R—–, the muse attunes her strings,
And mounts sublime above inferior things.
I sing not now of green embow’ring woods,
I sing not now the daughters of the floods,
I sing not of the storms o’er ocean driv’n,
And how they howl’d along the waste of heav’n.
But I to R—– would paint the British shore,
And vast Atlantic, not untry’d before:
Thy life impair’d commands thee to arise,
Leave these bleak regions and inclement skies,
Where chilling winds return the winter past,
And nature shudders at the furious blast.
O thou stupendous, earth-enclosing main
Exert thy wonders to the world again!
If ere thy pow’r prolong’d the fleeting breath,
Turn’d back the shafts, and mock’d the gates of death,
If ere thine air dispens’d an healing pow’r,
Or snatch’d the victim from the fatal hour,
This equal case demands thine equal care,
And equal wonders may this patient share.
But unavailing, frantic is the dream
To hope thine aid without the aid of him
Who gave thee birth and taught thee where to flow,
And in thy waves his various blessings show.
May R—– return to view his native shore
Replete with vigour not his own before,
Then shall we see with pleasure and surprise,
And own thy work, great Ruler of the skies!

 

– Phillis Wheatley

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17th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1749 Edward Jenner (pioneer of immunology and smallpox vaccinations)

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Died:

2012 Donna Summer (singer)

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On This Day:

1949 The Republic of Ireland is recognised by Britain

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Have a good Thursday, 17th May

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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

 

Have a good Wednesday, 27th December

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23rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Corey Haim (actor – Silver Bullet) 

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Died:

1972 Charles Atlas (body builder)

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On This Day:

1912 Aswan Dam, on the Nile, begins operations

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Have a good Saturday, 23rd December

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15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1254 Marco Polo (explorer)

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Died:

2007 Colin McRae (rally driver)

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On This Day:

1928 Penicillin is discovered (by Alexander Fleming)

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Have a good Friday, 14th September

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8th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 David Attenborough (TV presenter)

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Died:

2008 Eddy Arnold (country music singer)

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On This Day:

1980 World Health Organisation announces the eradication of smallpox

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Have a good Monday, 8th May

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