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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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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

3rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Martin Sheen (actor – The West Wing)

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Died:

1924 Joseph Conrad (author – Heart Of Darkness)

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On This Day:

1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage to find “The Indies”

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Have a good Friday, 3rd 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

 

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

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 May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1909 Benny Goodman (band leader)

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Died:

1431 Joan of Arc (national heroine of France & saint – burnt at the stake)

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On This Day:

1969 Gibraltar adopts its constitution

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Have a good Wednesday, 30th May

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