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3rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Larry Holmes (boxer) 

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Died:

1954 Henri Matisse (painter and sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1918 Poland declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd November

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4th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Charlton Heston (actor – Ben – Hur)

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Died:

1669 Rembrandt van Rijn (artist)

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On This Day:

1824 Mexico becomes a republic

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Have a good Thursday, 4th October

 

30th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Vincent van Gogh (painter)

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Died:

1986 James Cagney (actor)

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On This Day:

1987 Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” sells for £22.5 million

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Have a good Friday, 30th March

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3rd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1894 Norman Rockwell (painter and illustrator)

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Died:

1924 Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the USAww

 

On This Day:

1809 Territory of Illinois is organised 

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Have a good Friday, 3rd February

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25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)

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Died:

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

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On This Day:

1415 Battle of Agincourt (English defeat the French, showing the effectiveness of the longbow against the armoured knight)

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Have a good Tuesday, 25th October

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