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10th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1830 Emily Dickinson (poet)

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Died:

1896 Alfred Nobel (inventor of dynamite and founder of the Nobel Prize)

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On This Day:

1799 The Metric System is adopted in France – the first country to do this

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Have a good Monday, 10th December

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7th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Marie Curie (discovered radium, Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

2016 Leonard Cohen (singer & song writer) 

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On This Day:

1951 Jordan passes its constitution 

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Have a good Wednesday, 7th November

7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tutu (South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM, the worlds oldest still operating airline, is established

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Have a good Sunday, 7th October

5th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1638 Louis XIV (The Sun King – France)

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Died:

1997 Mother Teresa (Nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity – Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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On This Day:

1991 Nelson Mandela is elected as the leader of the ANC (African National Congress)

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Have a good Wednesday, 5th September

30th August – On This day In History

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Born:

1930 Warren Buffett (businessman and second wealthiest man in the world)

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Died:

2013 Seamus Heaney (poet, playwright & Nobel Prize Winner for Literature)

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On This Day:

1918 Czechoslovakia forms and becomes an independent republic

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Have a good Thursday, 30th August

26th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1856 George Bernard Shaw (playwright, Pygmalion – Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1952 Eva Peron (Evita) First Lady of Argentina

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On This Day:

1847 Liberia becomes an independent nation

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Have a good Thursday, 26th July

21st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Ernest Hemingway (author – The Old Man And The Sea)

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Died:

1796 Robert Burns (poet)

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On This Day:

1831 Belgium gains its independence (from Netherlands)

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Have a good Saturday, 21st July