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19th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Jeremy Irons (actor – The Lion King)

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Died:

2017 Jake LaMotta (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1975 “Fawlty Towers” (with John Cleese) premiers

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th September

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18th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Lance Armstrong (cyclist – won Tour de France seven times, but got banned for using drugs)

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Died:

1970 Jimi Hendrix (guitarist – Purple Haze)

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On This Day:

2017 Hurricane Maria destroys 90% of the structures in the Dominica and kills 27 people

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Have a good Tuesday, 18th September

17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Stirling Moss (racing car driver)

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Died:

2000 Paula Yates (TV Presenter)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia is proclaimed

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Have a good Monday, 17th September

16th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Micky Rourke (actor)

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Died:

2016 Edward Albee (playwright – Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolfe?)

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On This Day:

1857 Mexico adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Sunday, 16th September

15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1984 Prince Harry (second son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana)

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Died:

1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (engineer)

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On This Day:

1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations

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Have a good Saturday, 15th September

14th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Kepler Wessels (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2009 Patrick Swayze (actor & dancer – Dirty Dancing)

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On This Day:

2012 Ferry sinks off Indonesia, killing 21

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Have a good Friday, 14th September

13th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Roald Dahl (author – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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Died:

1996 Tupac Shakur (rapper & actor)

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On This Day:

1979 Venda is granted independence by South Africa (but not recognised outside of South Africa)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th September