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17th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Ted Hughes (British Poet Laureate) 

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Died:

1850 Jose de San Martin (Revolutionary and General in South America leading in Argentina, Chile and Peru for independence from Spain)

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On This Day:

1950 Indonesia gains independence (from The Netherlands)

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15th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France and military leader)

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Died:

1975 Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman (Founding Father and President of Bangladesh)

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On This Day:

1914 Panama Canal opens

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Have a good Wednesday, 15th August

10th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1960 Antonio Banderas (actor – Evita)

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Died:

1945 Robert H Goddard (built first liquid fueled rocket)

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On This Day:

1809 Ecuador declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 10th August

6th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson (British Poet Laureate) 

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Died:

2015 Louise Suggs (golfer & co-founder of the LPGA)

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On This Day:

1825 Bolivia becomes independent (from Peru)

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Have a good Monday, 6th August

28th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 Beatrix Potter (children’s author & illustrator – Peter Rabbit)

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Died:

1741 Antonio Vivaldi (composer – The Four Seasons)

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On This Day:

1821 Peru declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Saturday, 28th July

 

26th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1856 George Bernard Shaw (playwright, Pygmalion – Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1952 Eva Peron (Evita) First Lady of Argentina

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On This Day:

1847 Liberia becomes an independent nation

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Have a good Thursday, 26th July

9th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 OJ Simpson (football star)

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Died:

2002 Rod Steiger (actor)

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On This Day:

1816 Argentina declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Monday, 9th July