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16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress) 

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Died:

2012 Kitty Wells (country music singer)

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On This Day:

1970 Iraq puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Monday, 16th July

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15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

14th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 William Hanna (cartoonist – Tom & Jerry, Scooby Doo)

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Died:

1881 Billy The Kid (infamous outlaw)

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On This Day:

1789 Bastille Day (the start of the French Revolution with the fall of the Bastille Prison)

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Have a good Saturday, 14th July

 

13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman general and leader)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author & Novel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Have a good Friday, 13th July

12th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Bill Cosby (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1804 Alexander Hamilton (US Founding Father)

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On This Day:

1962 The Rolling Stones have their first performance (Marquee Club in London)

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Have a good Thursday, 12th July

 

11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1274 Robert The Bruce (Scottish King)

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Died:

1989 Laurence Olivier (actor – Hamlet)

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On This Day:

1921 Mongolia gains independence (from China)

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Have a good Wednesday, 11th July

10th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1509 John Calvin (protestant religious reformer and founder of Calvinism) 

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Died:

2015 Omar Sharif (actor – Doctor Zhivago) 

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On This Day:

1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 10th July