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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

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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

 

14th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1979 Michael Owen (footballer / soccer player)

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Died:

1799 George Washington (1st President of the USA)

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On This Day:

1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 14th December

12th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1915 Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

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Died:

1889 Robert Browning (poet)

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On This Day:

1963 Kenya declares its independence (from Britain – it was formerly British East Africa)

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Have a good Wednesday, 12th December

11th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Marco Pierre White (chef)

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Died:

2012 Ravi Shankar (musician)

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On This Day:

1816 Indiana becomes the 19th State of the USA

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Have a good Tuesday, 11th December

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

9th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1608 John Milton (poet)

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Died:

1998 Archie Moore (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1961 Tanzania becomes independent (formerly Tanganyika, a British Colony)

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Have a good Sunday, 9th December