politics

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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11th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Harold Wilson (British Prime Minister)

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Died:

1955 Alexander Fleming (discovered penicillin)

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On This Day:

1981 Chilean constitution takes effect 

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24th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Neil Diamond (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

1965 Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister and wartime leader)

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On This Day:

1908 General Baden Powell start the Boy Scouts

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Have a good Tuesday, 24th January

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22nd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Meryl Streep (actress)

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Died:

1987 Fred Astaire (actor and dancer)

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On This Day:

1999 Former South African provincial premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu states that “it is acceptable for politicians to lie”.

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Have a good Wednesday, 22nd June

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4th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1989 Rory McIlroy (professional golfer)

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Died:

1891 Fictional character Sherlock Holmes allegedly dies at Reichenbach Falls

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On This Day:

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected as British Prime Minister

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Have a good Wednesday, 4th May

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11th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Sir Harold Wilson (British Prime Minister 1964 – 1970 & 1974 – 1976)

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Died:

1955 Alexander Fleming (discoverer of penicillin)

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On This Day:

1990 Lithuania declares independence

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23rd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Humphrey Bogart (actor)

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Died:

1806 William Pitt The Younger (British Prime Minister 1783 – 1806)

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On This Day:

1961 Venezuela adopts it constitution

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Have a good Saturday, 23rd January

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