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12th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Anne Frank (diarist during the Nazi Holocaust) 

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor)

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On This Day:

1944 First V-1 rocket attack on London

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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria (Queen of England)

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Died:

1543 Copernicus (astronomer & mathematician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, London (crossing the Thames) is officially opened

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13th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1570 Guy Fawkes (Catholic Conspirator, convicted and executed over the Gunpowder Plot – a plot to blow up the English Parliament)

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Died:

2004 Carol Keating (TV presenter) 

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On This Day:

2006 Major tornadoes hit Iowa City, Iowa

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Have a good Friday, 13th April 

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9th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut and first man in space)

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Died:

2016 George Martin (record producer – The Beatles)

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On This Day:

1834 The French Foreign Legion is founded

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20th 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:

1962 First American (John Glenn) orbits the Earth aboard Friendship 7

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11th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1815 John A Macdonald (1st Prime Minister of Canada)

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Died:

1928 Thomas Hardy (author & poet – Far From The Madding Crowd)

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On This Day:

1864 Charing Cross Station opens (London)

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2nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Monica Seles (tennis champ)

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Died:

1814 Marquis de Sade (philosopher & writer – the words sadist & sadism originate from his name)

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On This Day:

1697 St Paul’s Cathedral consecrated (the original was destroyed in the Great Fire of London)

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