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15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1984 Prince Harry (second son of Prince Charles and Lady Diana)

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Died:

1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel (engineer)

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On This Day:

1981 Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations

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Have a good Saturday, 15th September

9th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1781 George Stephenson (engineer known as the Father of Railways)

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Died:

1870 Charles Dickens (author – Oliver Twist, Tales of Two Cities etc)

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On This Day:

1934 Donald Duck makes his first appearance (in The Wise Little Hen)

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Have a good Saturday, 9th June

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24th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

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Died:

1993 Bobby Moore (England Football Captain)

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On This Day:

1923 “The Flying Scotsman” goes into service

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Have a good Saturday, 24th February

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23rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Weird Al Yankovic (performer and parody singer)

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Died:

1915 WG Grace (legendary English cricketer)

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On This Day:

1824 First steam locomotive introduced

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd October

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11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Giorgio Armani (fashion designer)

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Died:

1989 Laurence Olivier (actor)

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On This Day:

1848 Waterloo Station (London) is opened

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Have a good Monday, 11th July

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9th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1781 George Stephenson (inventor – railway locomotive)

The most famous Locomotive of all time, George Stephenson+s locomotive -The Rocket+,+ which inaugurated the railway era in Britain, It was the first train on the first public railway with all traffic worked by steam traction, -The Rocket+ is now in the science Museum, South Kensington  (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Died:

1870 Charles Dickens (English author)

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On This Day:

1931 First appearance of Donald Duck

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Have a good Tuesday, 9th June

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