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6th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Rory Bremner (comedian and impressionist) 

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Died:

1199 Richard The Lionheart (Richard the First, King of England)

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On This Day:

1652 The Cape Colony officially established by the Dutch East India Company, under Jan Van Riebeek

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5th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne (poet)

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Died:

1976 Howard Hughes (billionaire and recluse)

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On This Day:

1881 Transvaal Republic regains its independence (but under British suzerainty) 

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23rd March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1645 William Kidd (pirate)

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Died:

2011 Elizabeth Taylor (actress)

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On This Day:

1881 End of the First Anglo – Boer War (Peace Accord signed)

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18th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1932 FW de Klerk (South African President and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner with Nelson Mandela)

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Died:

1745 Robert Walpole (First British Prime Minister)

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On This Day:

1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian Calendar

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9th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1951 Helen Zille (South African political leader)

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Died:

2016 George Martin (record producer of The Beatles)

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On This Day:

1834 The French Foreign Legion is founded

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17th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1963 Michael Jordan (NBA legend)

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Died:

1909 Geronimo (Apache chief)

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On This Day:

1854 Britain recognises the independence of The Orange Free State (part of South Africa)

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9th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Leander Starr Jameson (Prime Minister of the South African Cape Colony and leader of the Jameson Raid)

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Died:

1981 Bill Haley (vocalist – Rock Around The Clock)

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On This Day:

1895 Volleyball invented (by WG Morgan)

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