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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Matthew Arnold (poet)

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Died:

1524 Vasco Da Gama (explorer)

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On This Day:

1954 Laos gains independence

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Have a good Monday, 24th December

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30th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1451 Christopher Columbus (European to discover and start settlement of the New World – although this is disputed)

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Died:

2000 Steve Allen (comedian and actor)

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On This Day:

1990 The Channel Tunnel is completed by Britain and France, under the English Channel

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Have a good Tuesday, 30th October

24th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1896 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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Died:

1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss – author of children’s books) 

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On This Day:

1973 Guinea – Bissau declares independence (from Portugal)

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Have a good Monday, 24th September

3rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Martin Sheen (actor – The West Wing)

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Died:

1924 Joseph Conrad (author – Heart Of Darkness)

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On This Day:

1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage to find “The Indies”

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Have a good Friday, 3rd August

 

13th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Chuck Yeagar (test pilot, first to break the sound barrier)

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Died:

2003 Stacy Keach (actor – Pretty Woman)

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On This Day:

1668 Treaty of Lisbon signed (Spain recognised Portugal)

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Have a good Tuesday, 13th February

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5th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Cristiano Ronaldo (footballer) 

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Died:

2012 Sam Coppola (actor) 

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On This Day:

1922 Reader’s Digest first published

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Have a good Monday, 5th February

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3rd February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1480 Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese explorer)

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Died:

1959 Buddy Holly (musician, rocker)

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On This Day:

1966 First soft landing on the moon (Soviet Luna 9)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd February

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