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2nd January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Chris Woodruff (tennis player)

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Died:

1977 Erroll Garner (pianist – Misty)

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On This Day:

1919 Lithuania gains independence

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Have a good Wednesday, 2nd January

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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

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

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

6th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1974 Tim Henman (tennis champion)

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Died:

2007 Luciano Pavarotti (singer – tenor)

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On This Day:

1620 The Mayflower leaves Plymouth carrying pilgrims and settlers to the New World

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Have a good Thursday, 6th September

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 (pioneering civil engineer)

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On This Day:

1666 Great Fire of London begins (80% of London destroyed)

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd September

22nd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1964 Mats Wilander (tennis champion)

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Died:

1978 Jomo Kenyatta (first Prime Minister of Kenya)

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On This Day:

1485 Battle of Bosworth Field (Richard III defeated by Henry Tudor to end The War Of The Roses)

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Have a good Wednesday, 22nd August