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14th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1979 Michael Owen (footballer / soccer player)

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Died:

1799 George Washington (1st President of the USA)

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On This Day:

1819 Alabama becomes the 22nd State of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 14th December

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9th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1608 John Milton (poet)

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Died:

1998 Archie Moore (boxing champion)

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On This Day:

1961 Tanzania becomes independent (formerly Tanganyika, a British Colony)

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Have a good Sunday, 9th December

2nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Monica Seles (tennis champion)

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Died:

1814 Marques de Sade (writer – terms sadism and sadist come from his name)

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On This Day:

1969 First public preview of the Boeing 747

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd December

25th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1914 Joe DiMaggio (Baseball Hall of Fame)

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Died:

2016 Fidel Castro (Revolutionary and leader of Cuba)

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On This Day:

1958 Senegal becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Sunday, 25th November

24th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1806 William Webb Ellis (credited with the invention of rugby)

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Died:

1991 Freddie Mercury (singer – Queen)

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On This Day:

1958 Mali becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th November

22nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1986 Oscar Pistorius (paralympic athlete, convicted for shooting his girlfriend)

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Died:

1916 Jack London (author – Call Of The Wild)

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On This Day:

1976 Algeria puts its constitution into effect

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Have a good Sunday, 22nd November

18th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Margaret Atwood (poet)

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Died:

2015 Jonah Lomu (famous rugby player, youngest ever All Black)

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On This Day:

1918 Latvia declares independence (from Russia)

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Have a good Sunday, 18th November