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25th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1889 Igor Sikorsky (aviation pioneer)

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Died:

1849 Benjamin d’Urban (British general, city of Durban, South Africa, named after him)

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On This Day:

1927 The announcement is made that Ford will no longer produce the Model T

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18th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1868 Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1980 Ian Curtis (guitarist – Joy Division)

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On This Day:

1934 TWA (airline) begins its commercial flights

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12th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1820 Florence Nightingale (British nurse during the Crimean War – Lady of the Lamp)

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Died:

1992 Robert Reed (actor – The Brady Bunch)

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On This Day:

1870 Manitoba becomes a Canadian province

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5th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1818 Karl Marx (German philosopher – Communist Manifesto)

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Died:

1821 Napoleon Bonaparte (French general and emperor)

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On This Day:

1955 West Germany is given full sovereignty 

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23 April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1564 William Shakespeare (playwright). Also died on this day of the year, 1616

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Died:

2007 Boris Yeltsin (1st President of the Russian Federation)

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On This Day:

1982 The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released

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22nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Vladimir Lenin (Marxist revolutionary leader) 

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Died:

1994 Richard Nixon (37th President of the USA, infamous for the Watergate scandal)

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On This Day:

1889 The official start of the Oklahoma Land Rush

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30th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Vincent van Gogh (painter)

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Died:

1986 James Cagney (actor)

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On This Day:

1867 USA buys Alaska from Russia for $7 200 000

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