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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

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30th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1451 Christopher Columbus (European to discover and start settlement of the New World – although this is disputed)

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Died:

2000 Steve Allen (comedian and actor)

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On This Day:

1990 The Channel Tunnel is completed by Britain and France, under the English Channel

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Have a good Tuesday, 30th October

11th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1815 John A Macdonald (1st Prime Minister of Canada)

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Died:

1928 Thomas Hardy (author & poet – Far From The Madding Crowd)

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On This Day:

1864 Charing Cross Station opens (London)

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Have a good Thursday, 11th January

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26th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1983 Luke Watson (South African ruby player)

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Died:

1972 Igor Sikorsky (helicopter builder)

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On This Day:

1825 The Erie Canal, connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie is opened

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Have a good Wednesday, 26th October

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23rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Weird Al Yankovic (performer and parody singer)

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Died:

1915 WG Grace (legendary English cricketer)

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On This Day:

1824 First steam locomotive introduced

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd October

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