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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman general and leader)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (author & Novel laureate) 

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On This Day:

2016 Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Have a good Friday, 13th July

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5th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Cecil Rhodes (imperialist, businessman, diamond merchant and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony)

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Died:

2002 Ted Williams (baseball Hall of Famer – Boston Red Sox)

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On This Day:

1811 Venezuela declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Thursday, 5th July

 

30th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Peter Pollock (South African cricketer) 

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Died:

1520 Moctezuma II (Aztec Emperor)

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On This Day:

1894 Tower Bridge (London) opens

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Have a good Saturday, 30th June

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24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1895 Jack Dempsey (Heavyweight boxing champion, known as Kid Blackie)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Governor of The Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded by King Henry VI

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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Walt Whitman (poet)

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Died:

1983 Jack Dempsey (heavyweight boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1920 Union of South Africa declares its independence (from Britain)

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10th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Fred Astaire (dancer & actor)

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Died:

1818 Paul Revere (American War of Independence patriot)

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On This Day:

1994 Nelson Mandela becomes South Africa’s first black president

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4th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Audrey Hepburn (actress)

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Died:

1987 Paul Butterfield (singer & harmonica player)

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On This Day:

1843 Great Britain annexes Natal, South Africa

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