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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria

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Died:

1974 Duke Ellington (musician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, crossing the Thames River opens

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22nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

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Died:

1885 Victor Hugo (writer – Les Miserables)

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On This Day:

1906 The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

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20th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1944 Joe Cocker (rocker, musician)

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Died:

1506 Christopher Columbus (explorer)

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On This Day:

1310 Shoes were made specifically for both left and right feet, instead of being one shape for both

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18th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1980 Ian Curtis (guitarist – Joy Division)

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On This Day:

1934 TWA (airline) begins its commercial flights

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17th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Sugar Ray Leonard (boxer)

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Died:

1694 Johann Michael Bach (composer)

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On This Day:

1949 British Government officially recognises the Republic of Ireland

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13th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Stevie Wonder (singer)

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Died:

1961 Gary Cooper (actor)

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On This Day:

1830 Republic of Ecuador is founded

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11th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1904 Salvador Dali (surrealist artist)

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Died:

1981 Bob Marley (reggae singer)

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On This Day:

1858 Minnesota admitted as the 32nd State of the USA

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