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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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21st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1816 Charlotte Bronte (novelist)

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Died:

1910 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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On This Day:

1960 Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil

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20th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 George Takei (actor – Star Trek)

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Died:

1912 Bram Stoker (author of Dracula)

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On This Day:

1611 First recorded performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

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12th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Tom Clancy (author – Hunt For Red October)

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Died:

1989 Sugar Ray Robinson (boxing champ)

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On This Day:

1946 Syria gains independence (from France)

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