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1st January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1919 JD Salinger (author – Catcher In The Rye)

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Died:

1953 Hank Williams (country singer)

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On This Day:

1801 The Irish Parliament votes to join the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland)

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Have a good Tuesday, 1st January

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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Anthony Hopkins (actor – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 31st December

25th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1642 Isaac Newton (physicist – Gravity & Laws of Motion)

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Died:

2016 George Michael (musician – Wham!)

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On This Day:

1946 Taiwan accepts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 25th December

23rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Harry Judd (drummer – McFly) 

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Died:

2013 Mikhail Kalashnikov (inventor of the AK-47)

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On This Day:

1937 The Vickers Wellington bomber first flies

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd December

22nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Maurice Gibb (musician – Bee Gees)

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Died:

2014 Joe Cocker (musician)

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On This Day:

1978 Thailand adopts its constitution

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Have a good Saturday, 22nd December

16th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1770 Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

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Died:

1980 Colonel Sanders (founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken)

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On This Day:

1838 Battle of Blood River (Zulu armies defeated by the Voortrekkers in Natal, South Africa)

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Have a good Sunday, 16th December

15th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

37 Nero (Roman Emperor)

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Died:

1944 Glenn Miller (band leader)

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On This Day:

2001 The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens (after 11 years and $27 000 000 spent to fortify it without rectifying its lean)

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Have a good Saturday, 15th December