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25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)

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Died:

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

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On This Day:

1900 Britain annexes Boer South African Republic, renames it Transvaal Colony 

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12th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (operatic tenor)

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Died:

1997 John Denver (country music singer)

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On This Day:

1609 “Three Blind Mice”, the children’s rhyme, first published

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10th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Guiseppe Verdi (opera composer)

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Died:

1985 Orson Wells (actor & director – War Of The Worlds)

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On This Day:

1970 Fiji gains independence (from Britain)

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15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1254 Marco Polo (explorer)

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Died:

2007 Colin McRae (rally driver)

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On This Day:

1928 Penicillin is discovered (by Alexander Fleming)

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9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1757 Thomas Telford (civil engineer)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered)

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On This Day:

1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa starts, but takes two centuries to complete

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16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress, singer & dancer)

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Died:

1915 Ellen White (co-founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church)

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On This Day:

Mont Blanc Tunnel opened (between France and Italy)

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15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, opening up the opportunity to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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