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21st October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1772 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (romantic poet)

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Died:

1805 Admiral Horatio Nelson (British Admiral – won and died in the Battle of Trafalgar)

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On This Day:

1966 Coal waste heap slides and engulfs a school in Aberfan, Wales, killing 116 children and 28 adults

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Have a good Sunday, 21st October

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29th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1758 Horatio Nelson (British admiral, Hero of Trafalgar)

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Died:

2010 Tony Curtis (actor)

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On This Day:

1966 Botswana gains independence (from Britain – was Bechuanaland) 

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Have a good Saturday, 29th September

 

28th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 Beatrix Potter (children’s author, Peter Rabbit)

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Died:

1540 Thomas Cromwell (Chief Minister to Henry VIII, executed)

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On This Day:

1588 Spanish Armada sails to invade England and overthrow Queen Elizabeth 1st

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Have a good Tuesday, 28th July

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21st July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1899 Ernest Hemmingway (Nobel prize winning author)

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Died:

1796 Robert Burns (Scottish poet)

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On This Day:

1588 English fleet defeats the Spanish Armada

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Have a good Tuesday, 21st July

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