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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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8th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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Died:

1973 Pablo Picasso (painter)

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On This Day:

1990 Norwegian ferry “Scandinavian Star” catches fire, killing 159 people

 

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6th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Rory Bremner (impressionist and comedian)

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Died:

1520 Raphael (artist and architect) 

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On This Day:

1919 Bavaria proclaimed a Soviet Republic

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11th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Rupert Murdoch (media mogul)

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Died:

1955 Alexander Fleming (discovered the power of penicillin) 

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On This Day:

1974 Mount Etna erupts

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6th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1475 Michelangelo (sculptor, artist – David, ceiling of the Sistine Chapel)

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Died:

1836 Davy Crockett (American frontiersman – died at the Battle of the Alamo)

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On This Day:

1957 Ghana declares its independence (from the UK)

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4th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1678 Antonio Vivaldi (composer)

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Died:

1994 John Candy (actor)

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On This Day:

1791 Vermont becomes the 14th State of the USA

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18th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 Enzo Ferrari (racing car manufacturer) 

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Died:

1294 Kublai Khan (Mongol Emperor and conqueror) 

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On This Day:

1885 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” published by Mark Twain

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