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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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Have a good Sunday, 23rd April

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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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Have a good Friday, 21st April

 

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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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Have a good Thursday, 20th April

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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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2nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1805 Hans Christian Andersen (Danish author of fairy tales)

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Died:

1872 Samuel Morse (inventor of the Morse Code)

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On This Day:

1912 The Titanic undergoes sea trials

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28th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Maxim Gorky (Russian author and play-write)

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Died:

1941 Virginia Woolfe (British author)

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On This Day:

1854 Britain & France declare war on Russia – the start of the Crimean War

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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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Have a good Monday, 20th March

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