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19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviator)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Saturday, 19th August

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16th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1888 TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia, British soldier and diplomat)

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Died:

1948 Babe Ruth (legendary baseball player)

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On This Day:

1896 Gold first discovered in the Klondike

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Have a good Wednesday, 16th August

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14th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1851 Doc Holliday (dentist, gambler and gunfighter)

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Died:

1996 Camilla Horn (actress)

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On This Day:

1971 Bahrain proclaims its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 14th August

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2nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Shimon Peres (Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1876 Wild Bill Hickok (frontiersman – shot from behind)

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On This Day:

1776 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence

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Have a good Wednesday, 2nd August

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23rd July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Clive Rice (South African all – round cricketer)

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Died:

2011 Amy Winehouse (singer)

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On This Day:

1148 Crusaders attack Damascus

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd 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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18th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Paul McCartney (musician – The Beatles)

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Died:

1928 Roald Amundsen (led the first expedition to the South Pole)

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On This Day:

1953 Egypt proclaimed as a republic

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Have a good Sunday, 18th June

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