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18th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Martina Navratilova (tennis champion)

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Died:

1931 Thomas Edison (inventor – light bulb and many other innovations)

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On This Day:

1922 The founding of the British Broadcasting Company, later the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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Have a good Thursday, 18th October

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19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviation pioneer – The Wright Brothers)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian – Marx Brothers)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 19th August

27th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1791 Samuel Morse (inventor – telegraph & Morse Code)

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Died:

1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)

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On This Day:

1960 Togo declares independence (from France)

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Have a good Friday, 27th April

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17th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1699 Robert Blair (Scottish poet)

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Died:

1790 Benjamin Franklin (US Founding Father, inventor, diplomat)

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On This Day:

1839 Guatemala forms as a republic

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Have a good Tuesday, 17th April

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15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, visionary) 

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Died:

1865 Abraham Lincoln (US President, Civil War)

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On This Day:

1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens

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3rd March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1847 Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone)

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Died:

2016 Martin Crowe (New Zealand cricketer)

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On This Day:

1845 Florida becomes the 27th State of the USA

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11th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1847 Thomas Edison (inventor – light bulb, movie camera etc)

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Died:

1650 Rene Descartes (French philosopher)

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On This Day:

1814 Norway proclaims independence

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Have a good Sunday 11th February

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