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28th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 Beatrix Potter (children’s author & illustrator – Peter Rabbit)

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Died:

1741 Antonio Vivaldi (composer – The Four Seasons)

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On This Day:

1821 Peru declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Saturday, 28th July

 

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman general and leader)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author & Novel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Have a good Friday, 13th July

10th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1921 Prince Philip (consort to Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh)

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Died:

2002 John Gotti (Mafia leader, head of the Gambino family)

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On This Day:

1946 Establishment of the Italian Republic

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Have a good Sunday, 10th June

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7th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Tom Jones (singer)

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Died:

2015 Christopher Lee (actor)

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On This Day:

1929 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state

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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria (Queen of England)

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Died:

1543 Copernicus (astronomer & mathematician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, London (crossing the Thames) is officially opened

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20th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1944 Joe Cocker (rock musician) 

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Died:

1506 Christopher Columbus (explorer credited with opening up the New World)

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On This Day:

1927 Saudi Arabia becomes independent (from Britain)

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12th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1820 Florence Nightingale (pioneering British nurse in the Crimean War)

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Died:

1992 Robert Reed (actor)

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On This Day:

1215 English nobles serve King John with the ultimatum that will lead to the signing of the Magna Carta

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