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Volcanoes Be In Sicily

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Volcanoes be in Sicily
And South America
I judge from my Geography –
Volcanos nearer here
A Lava step at any time
Am I inclined to climb –
A Crater I may contemplate
Vesuvius at Home.

 

– Emily Dickinson

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1st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Pablo Escobar (Colombian drug lord)

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Died:

1973 David Ben – Gurion (founding father of Israel)

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On This Day:

1918 Yugoslavia declares independence and establishes its monarchy

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Have a good Saturday, 1st December

6th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1970 Ethan Hawke (actor – Dead Poets Society)

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Died:

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer – Swan Lake)

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On This Day:

1844 Dominican Republic granted independence (by Spain)

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Have a good Tuesday, 6th November

23rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Pele (Brazilian footballing icon)

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Died:

1957 Christian Dior (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1941 Dumbo (Walt Disney) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 23rd October

13th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Margaret Thatcher (first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

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Died:

1974 Ed Sullivan (TV Presenter – Ed Sullivan Show)

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On This Day:

2010 Mine accident in Chile (Copiapo Mine). 33 miners are rescued after spending 69 days underground

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Have a good Saturday, 13th October

11th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Dawn French (actor & comedian – Vicar of Dibley)

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Died:

2015 Dean Chance (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1972 Panama adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Thursday, 11th October

9th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 John Lennon (musician – The Beatles)

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Died:

1967 Che Guevara (Marxist revolutionary) 

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On This Day:

1962 Uganda becomes independent (from Britain)

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Have a good Tuesday, 9th October