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4th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Charlton Heston (actor – Ben – Hur)

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Died:

1669 Rembrandt van Rijn (artist)

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On This Day:

1824 Mexico becomes a republic

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Have a good Thursday, 4th October

 

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21st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Ernest Hemingway (author – The Old Man And The Sea)

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Died:

1796 Robert Burns (poet)

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On This Day:

1831 Belgium gains its independence (from Netherlands)

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Have a good Saturday, 21st July

 

 

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

 

24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1895 Jack Dempsey (Heavyweight boxing champion, known as Kid Blackie)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Governor of The Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded by King Henry VI

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Have a good Sunday, 24th June

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12th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Anne Frank (diarist during the Nazi Holocaust) 

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor)

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On This Day:

1944 First V-1 rocket attack on London

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Have a good Tuesday, 12th June

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23rd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Drew Carey (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1868 Kit Carson (American frontiersman) 

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On This Day:

1568 The Netherlands declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 23rd May

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7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican Arch Bishop and Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is established, and is now the oldest running airline

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Have a good Saturday, 7th October

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