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23rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1754 Louis XVI (King of France, executed by guillotine after The French Revolution)

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Died:

1305 William Wallace (Scottish patriot & revolutionary – hung, drawn & quartered) 

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On This Day:

1990 Armenia declares its independence

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Have a good Thursday, 23rd August

17th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Ted Hughes (British Poet Laureate) 

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Died:

1850 Jose de San Martin (Revolutionary and General in South America leading in Argentina, Chile and Peru for independence from Spain)

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On This Day:

1950 Indonesia gains independence (from The Netherlands)

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22nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Vladimir Lenin (Marxist Revolutionary)

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Died:

1998 Kitch Christie (South African World Cup winning rugby coach)

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On This Day:

1889 Official start of the Oklahoma Land Rush (although they went Sooner…)

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Have a good Sunday, 22nd April

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26th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1893 Mao Zedong (Chinese revolutionary leader)

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Died:

1972 Harry Truman (33rd US President)

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On This Day:

1975 First supersonic transport service operates (Tupolev 144)

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Have a good Tuesday, 26th December

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2nd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1869 Mahatma Gandhi (Indian human rights pacifist) 

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Died:

1803 Samuel Adams (US Revolutionary) 

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On This Day:

1958 Guinea gains independence (from France)

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Have a good Monday, 2nd October

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14th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1928 Che Guevara (Marxist revolutionary)

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Died:

1994 Henry Mancini (composer – Pink Panther)

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On This Day:

1847 The Bunsen Burner invented (by Robert Bunsen)

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Have a good Wednesday, 14th June

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