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11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Yul Brynner (actor)

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Died:

1993 Denis Tomlinson (South African cricketer)

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On This Day:

1848 Waterloo Station (London) is opened

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Have a good Tuesday, 11th July

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30th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Peter Pollock (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2012 Yitzhak Shamir (Israeli Prime Minister)

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On This Day:

1894 Tower Bridge (London) opens

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Have a good Friday, 30th June

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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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Have a good Monday, 19th June

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10th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1922 Judy Garland (actress)

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Died:

323 BC Alexander The Great

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On This Day:

1829 The first Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

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Have a good Saturday, 10th June

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29th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 Bob Hope (comedian and entertainer)

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Died:

2003 David Jefferies (motorcycle racer)

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On This Day:

1848 Wisconsin admitted as the 30th State of the USA

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Have a good Monday, 29th May

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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria

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Died:

1974 Duke Ellington (musician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, crossing the Thames River opens

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Have a good Wednesday, 24th May

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Upon Westminster Bridge

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Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

 

– William Wordsworth

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