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14th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

83 BC Mark Anthony (Roman General and leader)

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Died:

1898 Lewis Carroll (author – Alice In Wonderland)

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On This Day:

1690 The clarinet is invented (in Nurnberg, Germany)

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7th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1964 Nicholas Cage (actor)

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Died:

2010 Willie Mitchell (Soul music singer)

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On This Day:

1797 First use of the modern flag of Italy

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17th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1936 Pope Francis (1st Jesuit Pope)

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Died:

2011 Kim Jong-il (leader of North Korea)

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On This Day:

1935 First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain)

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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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