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6th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1781 Stamford Raffles (founder of Singapore)

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Died:

1962 William Faulkner (author)

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On This Day:

1947 The “AK-47” goes into production

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26th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Chris Isaak (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

2003 Denis Thatcher, MBE (husband of Margaret) 

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On This Day:

1857 First recipients of the Victoria Cross are awarded by Queen Victoria (Crimean War)

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9th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1672 Peter The Great, Tsar of Russia

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Died:

1870 Charles Dickens (classic author)

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On This Day:

1898 China leases Hong Kong to Britain for a period of 99 years

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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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