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13th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Christopher Plummer (actor)

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Died:

2006 Lamar Hunt (NFL owner – KC Chiefs)

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On This Day:

1643 The Battle of Alton, in Hampshire, takes place (English Civil War)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th December

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27th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Dale Steyn (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2001 Jack Lemmon (actor)

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On This Day:

1977 Djibouti gains independence 

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Have a great Saturday, 27th June

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25th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 George Orwell (author, satirist)

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Died:

1212 Simon de Montfort (Crusader leader)

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On This Day:

1975 Mozambique gains its independence from Portugal

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Have a good Thursday, 25th June

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24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)

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Died:

1712 Simon Van Der Stel (Dutch governor of the Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded

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Have a good Wednesday, 24th June

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23rd June – On The Day In History

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Born:

1963 Colin Montgomerie (golfer)

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Died:

1995 Jonas Salk (discovered the polio vaccine)

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On This Day:

1994 South Africa is readmitted to the UN

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Have a good Tuesday, 23rd June

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22nd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1903 John Dillinger (outlaw, one of America’s most wanted of the time)

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Died:

1987 Fred Astaire (actor, dancer)

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On This Day:

1611 Henry Hudson set adrift by mutineers in Hudson Bay, never to be seen again

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Have a good Monday, 22nd June

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20th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1950 Lionel Richie (musician)

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Died:

1947 Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel (gangster)

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On This Day:

1837 England issues its first postage stamp (1p Queen Victoria)

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Have a good Saturday, 10th June.

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