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21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 HG wells (author – War Of The Worlds)

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Died:

1998 Florence Griffith Joyner (athlete)

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On This Day:

1937 “The Hobbit” (JRR Tolkien) is published

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12th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1913 Jesse Owen (Olympic track & field star)

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Died:

1977 Steve Biko (South African anti-apartheid activist)

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On This Day:

1848 Switzerland becomes a Federal State 

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Have a good Tuesday, 12th September

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10th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Arnold Palmer (legendary golfer, won the Master four times)

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Died:

1991 Jack Crawford (tennis champion)

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On This Day:

1967 Gibraltar votes overwhelmingly to remain British and not become part of Spain

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Have a good Sunday, 10th September

 

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8th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1994 Rex Alston (cricketer and commentator)

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On This Day:

1504 Statue of David, by Michelangelo, unveiled (in Florence) 

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4th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Tom Watson (five times British Open winner)

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Died:

2006 Steve Irwin (naturalist & TV presenter)

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On This Day:

1998 Google is formally incorporated 

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Have a good Monday, 4th September

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2nd September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Jimmy Connors (tennis champion)

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Died:

1834 Thomas Telford (civil engineer)

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On This Day:

1929 Unilever forms (merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine)

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Have a good Saturday, 2nd September

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31st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Bob Welch (guitarist & vocalist – Fleetwood Mac)

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Died:

1969 Rocky Marciano (heavyweight boxing champ)

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On This Day:

1957 Federation of Malaya gains independence (from Britain)

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