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8th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Jim Morrison (singer and songwriter – The Doors)

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Died:

2016 John Glenn (astronaut and US Senator)

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On This Day:

1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge is opened (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)

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Have a good Saturday, 8th December

 

25th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Sean Connery (actor – James Bond)

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Died:

2012 Neil Armstrong (first man to walk on the Moon)

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On This Day:

1940 Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania all become part of the Soviet Union (USSR)

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Have a good Saturday, 25th August

20th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

356 BC Alexander The Great (military genius and King of Macedonia)

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Died:

1973 Bruce Lee (martial arts expert and actor)

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On This Day:

1969 First men step on The Moon (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11)

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Have a good Friday, 20th July

26th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1963 Jet Li (actor & martial arts expert)

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Died:

1865 John Wilkes Booth (assassinated Abraham Lincoln)

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On This Day:

1962 Ariel , the UK’s first satellite, is launched

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Have a good Thursday, 26th April

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9th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1934 Yuri Gagarin (Russian cosmonaut and first man in space)

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Died:

2016 George Martin (record producer – The Beatles)

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On This Day:

1834 The French Foreign Legion is founded

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Have a good Friday, 9th March

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20th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Ray Winston (actor)

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Died:

2016 Harper Lee (author – To Kill A Mockingbird) 

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On This Day:

1962 First American (John Glenn) orbits the Earth aboard Friendship 7

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Have a good Tuesday, 20th February

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8th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Jack Lemmon (actor)

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Died:

1587 Mary Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots)

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On This Day:

1992 Ulysses space exploration craft passes Jupiter

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Have a good Thursday, 8th February

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5th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Neil Armstrong (first man on the moon)

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Died:

1962 Marilyn Monroe (actress)

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On This Day:

1957 “Andy Capp”, the comic strip, debuts

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Have a good Saturday, 5th August

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19th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Brian May (rock guitarist – Queen)

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Died:

2013 Phil Woosnam (footballer & manager)

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On This Day:

1969 Apollo 11 goes into moon orbit

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th July

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7th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 John Heard (actor)

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Died:

1968 Yuri Gagarin (USSR Cosmonaut and first man in space)

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On This Day:

1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone

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Have a good Tuesday, 7th March

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