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24th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1759 William Wilberforce (abolitionist and politician)

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Died

2014 Richard Attenborough (actor & director)

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On This Day:

1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) officially starts

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Have a good Friday, 24th August

 

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22nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1964 Mats Wilander (tennis champion)

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Died:

1978 Jomo Kenyatta (first Prime Minister of Kenya)

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On This Day:

1485 Battle of Bosworth Field (Richard III defeated by Henry Tudor to end The War Of The Roses)

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Have a good Wednesday, 22nd August

17th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany) 

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Died:

2009 Walter Cronkite (broadcaster and news reporter for CBS)

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On This Day:

1919 Finland adopts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 17th July

26th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

Laurie Lee (poet & author)

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Died:

2003 Sir Denis Thatcher (husband of Margaret Thatcher)

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On This Day:

1960 Somalia gains independence (formerly British Somaliland) 

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Have a good Tuesday, 26th June

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14th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Donald Trump (45th President of the USA and businessman)

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Died:

1946 John Logie Baird (inventor of television)

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On This Day:

1942 Bambi is released (by Walt Disney)

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Have a good Thursday, 14th June

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8th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1977 Kanye West (rapper)

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Died:

1845 Andrew Jackson (soldier & 7th US President)

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On This Day:

1968 Bermuda adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Friday, 8th June

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1st June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Marilyn Monroe (actress, real name Norma Jean Mortenson)

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Died:

1968 Helen Keller (born blind & deaf author, political activist, lecturer)

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On This Day:

1792 Kentucky becomes the 15th State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 1st June

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