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14th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1840 Claude Monet (artist – Water Lilies)

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Died:

2014 Glen Larson (TV producer & writer – Battlestar Galactica)

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On This Day:

1851 Moby Dick (Herman Melville) first published

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24th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Kevin Kline (actor)

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Died:

1991 Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek)

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On This Day:

1929 “Black Thursday” – the start of the stock market crash that saw the Dow Jones drop by 12.8%

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Have a good Tuesday, 24th October

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8th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Frank Herbert (sci-fi author – Dune)

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Died:

1793 John Hancock (first to sign the American Declaration of Independence)

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On This Day:

1600 San Marino adopts its constitution

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Have a good Sunday, 8th October

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21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 HG wells (author – War Of The Worlds)

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Died:

1998 Florence Griffith Joyner (athlete)

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On This Day:

1937 “The Hobbit” (JRR Tolkien) is published

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9th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Dean R Koontz (author of sci-fi and horror)

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Died:

2002 Rod Steiger (actor)

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On This Day:

1780 Denmark declares neutrality

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Have a good Sunday, 9th July

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8th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Jules Verne (considered the father of Science Fiction)

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Died:

1990 Del Shannon (musician and songwriter)

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On This Day:

1933 First flight of the Boeing 247

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Have a good Wednesday, 8th February

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11th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1847 Thomas Edison (inventor of the light bulb and holder of approximately 1200 patents)

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Died:

1986 Frank Herbert (author of “Dune”)

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On This Day:

1814 Norway declares independence

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Have a good Thursday, 11th February

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