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20th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Nadine Gordimer (author & Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1910 Leo Trotsky (author – War And Peace)

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On This Day:

1917 Ukraine declares itself a republic 

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Have a good Tuesday, 20th November

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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

3rd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Larry Holmes (boxer) 

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Died:

1954 Henri Matisse (painter and sculptor) 

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On This Day:

1918 Poland declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Saturday, 3rd November

27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 James Cook (first European to explore New Zealand and much of Australia)

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Died:

1505 Ivan The Great (Russian Prince who conquered Lithuania)

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On This Day:

2017 Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain (doesn’t succeed) 

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Have a good Saturday, 27th October

26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Hillary Clinton (US First Lady, Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential Candidate)

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Died:

1972 Igor Sikorsky (aviation expert and helicopter builder)

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On This Day:

1976 Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic

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Have a good Friday, 26th October

25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1984 Katy Perry (singer)

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Died:

1999 Payne Stewart (champion golfer)

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On This Day:

1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade (Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War – over 100 killed)

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Have a good Thursday, 25th October

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