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24th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1806 William Webb Ellis (credited with the invention of rugby)

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Died:

1991 Freddie Mercury (singer – Queen)

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On This Day:

1958 Mali becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th November

18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Margaret Atwood (poet)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (famous rugby player, youngest ever All Black)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Sunday, 18th November

25th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1979 Johnny Wilkinson (England rugby player)

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Died:

1971 Terence De Marney (actor – Dr Who)

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On This Day:

1946 Jordan gains its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Friday, 25th May

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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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6th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1911 Ronald Reagan (40th President of the USA and actor)

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Died:

2017 Joost van der Westhuizen (Springbok rugby player)

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On This Day:

1935 Monopoly, the board game, goes on sale

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Have a good Tuesday, 6th February

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24th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1806 William Webb Ellis (inventor of Rugby)

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Died:

1991 Freddie Mercury (singer and songwriter – Queen)

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On This Day:

1954 Air Force One (US Presidential aircraft) is christened 

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Have a good Friday, 24th November

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18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Linda Evans (actress – Dynasty)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand / All Black Rugby star)

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On This Day:

1497 Vasco Da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

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Have a good Saturday, 18th November

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2nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1987 Danny Cipriani (rugby player – England)

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Died:

1950 George Bernard Shaw (author)

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On This Day:

1889 North & South Dakota become the 39th and 40th States of the USA

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Have a good Thursday, 2nd November

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26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Luke Watson (rugby player – South Africa)

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Died:

899 Alfred The Great (King of Wessex)

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On This Day:

1825 Erie Canal opens

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Have a good Thursday, 26th October

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12th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Brian Habana (South African rugby player)

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor  – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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On This Day:

1981 Raiders Of The Lost Ark premiers

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Have a good Monday, 12th June

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