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20th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Uri Geller (magician and psychic – know for bending spoons)

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Died:

1996 Carl Sagan (scientist and astronomer) 

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On This Day:

1812 Grimm’s Fairy Tales is first published (also known as Children’s and Household Tails)

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Have a good Thursday, 20th December

6th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1886 Joyce Kilmer (poet)

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Died:

2016 Peter Vaughan (actor – Porridge & Game of Thrones)

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On This Day:

1973 Bahrain puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Thursday, 6th December

1st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Pablo Escobar (Colombian drug lord)

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Died:

1973 David Ben – Gurion (founding father of Israel)

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On This Day:

1918 Yugoslavia declares independence and establishes its monarchy

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Have a good Saturday, 1st December

11th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1974 Leonardo DiCaprio (actor)

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Died:

2004 Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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On This Day:

1889 Washington becomes the 42nd State of the USA

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Have a good Sunday, 11th November

7th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Marie Curie (discovered radium, Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

2016 Leonard Cohen (singer & song writer) 

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On This Day:

1951 Jordan passes its constitution 

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Have a good Wednesday, 7th November

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

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