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28th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1914 Jonas Salk (creator of the Polio vaccine

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Died:

1998 Ted Hughes (British Poet Laureate) 

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On This Day:

1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated (by President Grover Cleveland) 

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26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Luke Watson (rugby player – South Africa)

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Died:

899 Alfred The Great (King of Wessex)

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On This Day:

1825 Erie Canal opens

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Have a good Thursday, 26th October

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30th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1980 Martina Hingis (tennis champion)

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Died:

1955 James Dean (actor)

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On This Day:

1898 City of New York established

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Have a good Saturday, 30th September

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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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17th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Barry Manilow (singer)

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Died:

2012 Rodney King (victim of police violence)

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On This Day:

1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City

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Have a good Saturday, 17th June

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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Walt Whitman (poet)

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Died:

1910 Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman in the USA to receive a medical degree)

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On This Day:

1879 Madison Square Gardens opens

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Have a good Wednesday, 31st May

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