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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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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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