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20th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Nadine Gordimer (best selling South African author, Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1910 Leo Tolstoy (author – “War and Peace”)

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On This Day:

1917 Ukraine declares itself a republic 

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18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Linda Evans (actress – Dynasty)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand / All Black Rugby star)

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On This Day:

1497 Vasco Da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope

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1st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Gary Player (legendary golfer)

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Died:

1972 Ezra Loomis Pound (poet)

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On This Day:

1957 World’s longest suspension bridge is opened (Mackinac Straits)

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26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Luke Watson (rugby player – South Africa)

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Died:

899 Alfred The Great (King of Wessex)

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On This Day:

1825 Erie Canal opens

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25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)

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Died:

1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

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On This Day:

1900 Britain annexes Boer South African Republic, renames it Transvaal Colony 

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14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1639 Simon van der Stel (Dutch Governor of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (singer and actor)

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On This Day:

1926 “Winnie The Pooh” (AA Milne) published

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7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican Arch Bishop and Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) is established, and is now the oldest running airline

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