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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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9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Leo Tolstoy (author – War & Peace)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered by Manson’s gang)

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On This Day:

1945 US drops nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

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Have a good Thursday, 9th 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

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

 

9th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 OJ Simpson (football star)

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Died:

2002 Rod Steiger (actor)

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On This Day:

1816 Argentina declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Monday, 9th July

5th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Diane Keaton (actress)

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Died:

1922 Ernest Shackleton (polar explorer)

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On This Day:

1981 Peter Sutcliffe, aka Yorkshire Ripper, arrested. Convicted for killing 13 women.

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9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1757 Thomas Telford (civil engineer)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered)

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On This Day:

1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa starts, but takes two centuries to complete

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Have a good Wednesday, 9th August

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