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3rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Fred Couples (golfer – Master Champion)

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Died:

2005 Ronnie Barker (actor & comedian – The Two Ronnies)

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On This Day:

1932 Iraq gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 3rd October

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26th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1888 TS Eliot (poet & Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

2008 Paul Newman (actor – Hustler) 

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On This Day:

1962 The declaration of the Republic of Yemen

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Have a good Wednesday, 26th September

3rd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1965 Charlie Sheen (actor – Platoon)

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Died:

1658 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

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On This Day:

1971 Qatar regains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 3rd September

19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviation pioneer – The Wright Brothers)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian – Marx Brothers)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Sunday, 19th August

16th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1888 TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia – diplomatic role in WW1 Middle East)

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Died:

2003 Idi Amin (Dictator of Uganda and culpable for the killings of approx half a million people)

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On This Day:

1960 Cyprus granted independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Thursday, 16th August

12th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Mark Knopfler (guitarist – Dire Straits)

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Died:

30 BC Cleopatra (last Egyptian ruler of the Ptolemaic Dynasty)

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On This Day:

1992 NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, USA & Mexico) negotiations declared completed

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Have a good Sunday, 12th August

7th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 Charlize Theron (South African actress – Monster, Mad Max)

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Died:

1957 Oliver Hardy (comedian – Laurel & Hardy)

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On This Day:

1990 Operation Desert Shield begins with the deployment of US troops to protect Saudi Arabia

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Have a good Tuesday, 7th August