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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

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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

2nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Shimon Peres (Prime Minister of Israel & Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1876 Wild Bill Hickok (cowboy & frontiersman – shot in the back)

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On This Day:

1865 Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland published (by Lewis Carroll)

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Have a good Thursday, 2nd August

16th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ginger Rogers (actress) 

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Died:

2012 Kitty Wells (country music singer)

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On This Day:

1970 Iraq puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Monday, 16th July

15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

25th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 George Orwell (author – Animal Farm)

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Died:

1876 George Armstrong Custer (US Cavalry General – died at The Battle of Little Bighorn)

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On This Day:

1950 El Al, the Israeli airline, begins service

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Have a good Monday, 25th June

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