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21st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Ernest Hemingway (Nobel prize winning author)

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Died:

1796 Robert Burns (Scottish poet)

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On This Day:

1884 First Test Cricket match played at Lords

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Have a good Friday, 21st July

 

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20th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

356 Alexander The Great (Macedonian king and military leader)

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Died:

1973 Bruce Lee (martial arts actor)

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On This Day:

1956 France recognises the independence of Tunisia

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19th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Brian May (rock guitarist – Queen)

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Died:

2013 Phil Woosnam (footballer & manager)

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On This Day:

1969 Apollo 11 goes into moon orbit

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th July

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18th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1918 Nelson Mandela (statesman)

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Died:

1817 Jane Austen (author)

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On This Day:

2013 The City of Detroit files for bankruptcy ($18.5 billion!)

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17th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 James Cagney (actor)

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Died:

2009 Walter Cronkite (broadcaster & journalist)

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On This Day:

1919 Finland adopts its constitution

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16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress, singer & dancer)

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Died:

1915 Ellen White (co-founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church)

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On This Day:

Mont Blanc Tunnel opened (between France and Italy)

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15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, opening up the opportunity to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Saturday, 15th July

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