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18th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Martina Navratilova (tennis champion)

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Died:

1931 Thomas Edison (inventor – light bulb and many other innovations)

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On This Day:

1922 The founding of the British Broadcasting Company, later the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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Have a good Thursday, 18th October

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17th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1938 Evel Knievel (motorcycle stunt rider and daredevil)

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Died:

2015 Howard Kendall (footballer and manager – Everton)

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On This Day:

1918 Yugoslavia proclaims that it is a republic

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Have a good Wednesday, 17th October

11th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Dawn French (actor & comedian – Vicar of Dibley)

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Died:

2015 Dean Chance (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1972 Panama adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Thursday, 11th October

6th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Richie Benaud (Australian cricketer and commentator)

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Died:

1892 Alfred Lord Tennyson (poet)

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On This Day:

1980 Guyana adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Saturday, 6th October

3rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Fred Couples (golfer – Master Champion)

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Died:

2005 Ronnie Barker (actor & comedian – The Two Ronnies)

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On This Day:

1932 Iraq gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Wednesday, 3rd October

30th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1980 Martina Hingis

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Died:

1955 James Dean (cultural icon and actor)

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On This Day:

1958 Guinea becomes independent (was French Guinea, controlled by France)

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Have a good Sunday, 30th September

25th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1897 William Faulkner (author)

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Died:

2016 Arnold Palmer (golfer, winner of 7 Majors)

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On This Day:

2017 Transport For London announces that it will not renew Uber’s licence to operate due to background check issues

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Have a good Tuesday, 25th September