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19th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Michael Gambon (actor – Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter)

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Died:

1745 Jonathan Swift (author – Gulliver’s Travels)

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On This Day:

1960 Mauritania granted independence (by France)

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HaveĀ  good Friday, 19th October

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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 bulbĀ 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

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

16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

15th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1029 Mario Puzo (author – The Godfather)

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Died:

2011 Betty Driver (Elizabeth Driver), actress – Coronation Street

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On This Day:

1952 Charlotte’s Web (by EB White) is published

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Have a good Monday, 15th October

14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1894 E.E. Cummings (poet)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (actor & singer – Going My Way)

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On This Day:

1926 Winnie The Pooh (by AA Milne) is released

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Have a good Sunday, 14th October

13th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Margaret Thatcher (first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

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Died:

1974 Ed Sullivan (TV Presenter – Ed Sullivan Show)

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On This Day:

2010 Mine accident in Chile (Copiapo Mine). 33 miners are rescued after spending 69 days underground

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Have a good Saturday, 13th October