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21st June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1982 Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) 

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Died:

2003 Leon Uris (author)

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On This Day:

1788 US Constitution comes into effect

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19th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Paula Abdul (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

1937 JM Barrie (author – Peter Pan)

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On This Day:

1829 London Metropolitan Police founded (by Robert Peel)

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9th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1672 Peter The Great, Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1870 Charles Dickens (classic author)

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On This Day:

1898 China leases Hong Kong to Britain for a period of 99 years

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22nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

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Died:

1885 Victor Hugo (writer – Les Miserables)

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On This Day:

1906 The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

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3rd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 Bing Crosby (actor and singer)

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Died:

1994 Richard Scarry (author and illustrator of children’s books)

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On This Day:

1973 The Seers Tower, Chicago, at the time the world’s tallest building, is completed

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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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23 April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1564 William Shakespeare (playwright). Also died on this day of the year, 1616

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Died:

2007 Boris Yeltsin (1st President of the Russian Federation)

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On This Day:

1982 The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released

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