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19th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1938 Ted Turner (founder of CNN)

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Died:

1828 Franz Schubert (composer)

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On This Day:

1998 “Portrait Of The Artist Without Beard” (van Gogh) sells for $71.5 million

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4th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Walter Cronkite (broadcaster & journalist)

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Died:

2008 Michael Crichton (author)

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On This Day:

1875 Tonga adopts its constitution

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17th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 James Cagney (actor)

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Died:

2009 Walter Cronkite (broadcaster & journalist)

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On This Day:

1919 Finland adopts its constitution

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6th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1886 Joyce Kilmer (poet)

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Died:

1972 Janet Munro (actress)

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On This Day:

1877 The first publication of The Washington Post

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20th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1632 Christopher Wren (architect – St Paul’s Cathedral)

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Died:

1994 Burt Lancaster (actor)

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On This Day:

1822 First edition on The London Sunday Times published

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16th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Sir Trevor Mcdonald (British TV presenter, born in Trinidad)

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Died:

1948 Babe Ruth (baseball legend)

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On This Day:

1896 Gold first discovered on the Klondike

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Paris Attacks

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To the victims and their families..

Deepest sympathies – we cannot imagine your pain and grief.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.

Nobody should be made to suffer as you are, and our hearts go out to you.

To the perpetrators, living and dead…

Your barbaric brutality impresses no-one.

Yes, we are afraid of your actions – who will you set out to murder next? Men, women and even children are not safe from your cowardly attacks.

But we will not be bowed.

We will continue to live our lives according to our values.

We will enjoy the freedoms that you seek to destroy.

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