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28th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1954 Denzel Washington (actor – St Elsewhere)

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Died:

1734 Rob Roy (Scottish hero)

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On This Day:

1846 Iowa becomes the 29th State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 28th December

4th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Tom Watson (golfer and five times British Open Winner)

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Died:

2006 Steve Irwin (TV personality and naturalist)

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On This Day:

1964 Forth Road Bridge opens (the new one opened earlier this year)

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Have a good Tuesday, 4th September

2nd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Jimmy Connors (tennis champion)

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Died:

1834 Thomas Telford (pioneering civil engineer)

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On This Day:

1666 Great Fire of London begins (80% of London destroyed)

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd September

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

23rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1754 Louis XVI (King of France, executed by guillotine after The French Revolution)

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Died:

1305 William Wallace (Scottish patriot & revolutionary Рhung, drawn & quartered) 

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On This Day:

1990 Armenia declares its independence

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Have a good Thursday, 23rd August

The Farewell

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IT was a’ for our rightfu’ King
We left fair Scotland’s strand;
It was a’ for our rightfu’ King
We e’er saw Irish land,
My dear–
We e’er saw Irish land.

Now a’ is done that men can do,
And a’ is done in vain;
My love and native land, farewell,
For I maun cross the main,
My dear–
For I maun cross the main.

He turn’d him right and round about
Upon the Irish shore;
And gae his bridle-reins a shake,
With, Adieu for evermore,
My dear–
With, Adieu for evermore!

The sodger frae the wars returns,
The sailor frae the main;
But I hae parted frae my love,
Never to meet again,
My dear–
Never to meet again.

When day is gane, and night is come,
And a’ folk bound to sleep,
I think on him that ‘s far awa’,
The lee-lang night, and weep,
My dear–
The lee-lang night, and weep.

 

– Robert Burns

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Up In The Morning Early

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Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west,
The drift is driving sairly;
Sae loud shrill`s I hear the blast,
I`m sure it`s winters fairly.

CHORUS:Up in the morning`s no for me,
Up in the mornings early;
When a` the hills are cover`d wi` snaw,
I`m sure it`s winter fairly.

The birds sit chittering on the the thorn,
A` day they fare but sparely;
And lang`s the night frae e`en to morn,
I`m sure it`s winter fairly.

CHORUS: Up in the morning`s no for me,
Up in the mornings early;
When a` the hills are cover`d wi` snaw,
I`m sure it`s winter fairly.

 

– Robert Burns

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