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12th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (singer)

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Died:

1997 John Denver (Country Music singer)

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On This Day:

1968 Equatorial Guinea declares its independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 12th October

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10th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Giuseppe Verdi (opera composer) 

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Died:

2004 Christopher Reeves (actor – Superman)

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On This Day:

1970 Fiji gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 10th October

22nd September – On This Day

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Born:

1958 Andrea Bocelli (singer – tenor)

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Died:

1539 Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism)

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On This Day:

1908 Bulgaria declares independence (from the Ottoman Empire, modern day Turkey)

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Have a good Saturday, 22nd September

 

21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Stephen King (horror author – Christian, The Shining etc)

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Died:

19 BC Virgil (Roman poet)

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On This Day:

1937 The Hobbit is published (by JRR Tolkien) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st September

8th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Martin Freeman (actor – The Hobbit)

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Died:

1994 Rex Alston (cricketer and commentator)

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On This Day:

1504 The Statue of David (Michelangelo) is unveiled in Florence

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Have a good Saturday, 8th September

6th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1974 Tim Henman (tennis champion)

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Died:

2007 Luciano Pavarotti (singer – tenor)

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On This Day:

1620 The Mayflower leaves Plymouth carrying pilgrims and settlers to the New World

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Have a good Thursday, 6th September

31st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Marie Montessori (educator – spontaneous response)

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Died:

1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (car crash victim in Paris)

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On This Day:

1978 Sri Lanka adopts its constitution

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Have a good Friday, 31st August