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15th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1708 William Pitt The Elder (British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1998 Stokely Carmichael (Civil Rights activist)

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On This Day:

1920 League of Nations holds its first meeting (in Geneva)

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13th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Treasure Island)

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Died:

2007 John Doherty (footballer) 

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On This Day:

1982 Vietnam War Memorial (Washington) dedicated

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21st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1833 Alfred Nobel (founder of the Nobel Prize and inventor of dynamite)

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Died:

1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson (British hero, dies at Battle of Trafalgar)

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On This Day:

1969 Somalia is overtaken by a bloodless coup (National Day)

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13th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Margaret Thatcher (first female British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1974 Ed Sullivan (TV host)

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On This Day:

2016 Bob Dylan receives the Nobel Prize for literature

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7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican Arch Bishop and Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is established, and is now the oldest running airline

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2nd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1869 Mahatma Gandhi (Indian human rights pacifist) 

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Died:

1803 Samuel Adams (US Revolutionary) 

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On This Day:

1958 Guinea gains independence (from France)

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1st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Gloria Estefan (musician)

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Died:

1557 Jacques Cartier (French explorer, claimed Canada for France)

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On This Day:

1939 Switzerland proclaims neutrality 

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