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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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7th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1909 Jessica Tandy (actress)

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Died:

1329 Robert Bruce (King of the Scots)

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On This Day:

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

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4th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1971 Noah Wyle (actor)

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Died:

1798 Giacomo Casanova (writer and womanizer) 

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On This Day:

1878 Cyprus ceded to Britain (by Turkey)

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29th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Duke Ellington (musician)

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Died:

1980 Alfred Hitchcock (film director)

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On This Day:

1945 Terms of Surrender of the German Army in Italy are signed

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28th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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Died:

Benito Mussolini (shot by communist partisans)

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On This Day:

1988 Aloha Airlines 737 involved in accident where its roof is torn off, killing an air stewardess

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15th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1452 Leonardo Da Vinci (painter, sculptor, inventor)

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Died:

1888 Matthew Arnold (English poet)

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On This Day:

1912 The Titanic sinks

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