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17th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius  (first President of the Republic of South Africa)

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Died:

1985 Laura Ashley (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1900 Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

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27th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Donald (Don) Bradman (Australian cricketer)

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Died:

1919 Louis Botha (South African statesman and general) 

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On This Day:

1828 Uruguay gains independence 

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18th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1918 Nelson Mandela (statesman)

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Died:

1817 Jane Austen (author)

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On This Day:

2013 The City of Detroit files for bankruptcy ($18.5 billion!)

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman politician and general)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author and Nobel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May elected PM of Britain by Conservative Part MP’s

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26th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Chris Isaak (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

2003 Denis Thatcher, MBE (husband of Margaret) 

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On This Day:

1857 First recipients of the Victoria Cross are awarded by Queen Victoria (Crimean War)

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22nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Vladimir Lenin (Marxist revolutionary leader) 

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Died:

1994 Richard Nixon (37th President of the USA, infamous for the Watergate scandal)

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On This Day:

1889 The official start of the Oklahoma Land Rush

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18th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1932 FW de Klerk (South African President and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner with Nelson Mandela)

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Died:

1745 Robert Walpole (First British Prime Minister)

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On This Day:

1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian Calendar

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