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18th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1918 Nelson Mandela (statesman)

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Died:

1817 Jane Austen (author)

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On This Day:

2013 The City of Detroit files for bankruptcy ($18.5 billion!)

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman politician and general)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author and Nobel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May elected PM of Britain by Conservative Part MP’s

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11th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1920 Yul Brynner (actor)

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Died:

1993 Denis Tomlinson (South African cricketer)

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On This Day:

1848 Waterloo Station (London) is opened

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5th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Cecil John Rhodes (diamond merchant, businessman, politician and colonialist)

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Died:

2002 Ted Williams (baseball Hall of Fame)

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On This Day:

1922 First General Election in the Netherlands

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30th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Peter Pollock (South African cricketer)

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Died:

2012 Yitzhak Shamir (Israeli Prime Minister)

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On This Day:

1894 Tower Bridge (London) opens

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24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Mick Fleetwood (musician, Fleetwood-Mac)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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On This Day

1441 Eton College founded (by Henry VI)

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12th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Brian Habana (South African rugby player)

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor  – To Kill A Mockingbird)

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On This Day:

1981 Raiders Of The Lost Ark premiers

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