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25th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Sean Connery (actor – James Bond)

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Died:

2012 Neil Armstrong (first man to walk on the Moon)

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On This Day:

1940 Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania all become part of the Soviet Union (USSR)

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Have a good Saturday, 25th August

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21st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1938 Kenny Rogers (singer & musician)

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Died:

1940 Leon Trotsky (Marxist Revolutionary) 

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On This Day:

1942 Bambi (Walt Disney’s animated movie) is released

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Have a good Tuesday 21st August

 

13th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1926 Fidel Castro (revolutionary and leader of Cuba)

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Died:

1910 Florence Nightingale (British nurse during the Crimean War – The Lady With The Lamp)

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On This Day:

1960 Central Africa Republic declares independence (from France)

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Have a good Monday, 13th August

9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Leo Tolstoy (author – War & Peace)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered by Manson’s gang)

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On This Day:

1945 US drops nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

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Have a good Thursday, 9th August

 

8th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Dustin Hoffman (actor – Tootsie)

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Died:

1994 Leonid Leonov (Russian author & playwright) 

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On This Day:

1947 Pakistan’s national flag is approved

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Have a good Wednesday, 8th August

6th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader)

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Died:

1962 William Faulkner (author – Nobel Prize winner)

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On This Day:

1947 The “AK – 47” goes into production

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Have a good Friday, 6th July

 

2nd May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1729 Catherine The Great, Empress of Russia

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Died:

1972 J Edgar Hoover (first director of the FBI)

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On This Day:

1890 Territory of Oklahoma formed

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Have a good Wednesday, 2nd May

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