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16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1854 Oscar Wilde (author)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (“let them eat cake”)

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On This Day:

1950 “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” (CS Lewis) is released

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15th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Mario Puzo (author – “The Godfather”)

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Died:

2011 Betty Driver (actress)

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On This Day:

1880 Koln Cathedral completed (took 633 years)

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14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1639 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (singer and actor)

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On This Day:

1926 “Winnie The Pooh” (AA Milne) published

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13th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Margaret Thatcher (first female British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1974 Ed Sullivan (TV host)

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On This Day:

2016 Bob Dylan receives the Nobel Prize for literature

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8th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Frank Herbert (sci-fi author – Dune)

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Died:

1793 John Hancock (first to sign the American Declaration of Independence)

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On This Day:

1600 San Marino adopts its constitution

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3rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1900 Thomas Wolfe (author & playwright)

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Died:

1967 Woody Guthrie (musician)

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On This Day:

1932 Iraq gains independence (from Britain)

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1st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1910 Bonnie Parker (outlaw – Bonnie and Clyde)

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Died:

2013 Tom Clancy (author – Hunt For Red October)

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On This Day:

1888 National Geographic publishes for the first time

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