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20th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Michael Redgrave (actor)

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Died:

2013 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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On This Day:

1956 Tunisia gains independence (from France)

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19th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 David Livingstone (Scottish explorer)

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Died:

2008 Arthur C Clarke (Science fiction author)

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On This Day:

1915 Pluto photographed for the first time (although nobody knew then that it was Pluto)

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26th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1802 Victor Hugo (French author – Les Miserables)

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Died:

2014 Frank Reed (Soul singer)

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On This Day:

1907 Royal Oil and Shell merge, forming British Petroleum (BP)

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25th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1917 Anthony Burgess (author – A Clockwork Orange)

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Died:

1723 Christopher Wren (architect & astronomer)

 

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On This Day:

1836 Samuel Colt patents his first revolving barrel gun

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19th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Ray Winston (actor)

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Died:

2016 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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On This Day:

1959 Gabon adopts it constitution 

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18th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1933 Yoko Ono (singer, artist and wife of John Lennon)

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Died:

1564 Michelangelo (artist, sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published (by Mark Twain)

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8th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Jules Verne (considered the father of Science Fiction)

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Died:

1990 Del Shannon (musician and songwriter)

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On This Day:

1933 First flight of the Boeing 247

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