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13th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Treasure Island)

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Died:

2007 John Doherty (footballer) 

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On This Day:

1982 Vietnam War Memorial (Washington) dedicated

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Have a good Monday, 13th November

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11th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Demi Moore (actress)

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Died:

1880 Ned Kelly (infamous Australian outlaw)

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On This Day:

1889 Washington becomes the 42nd State of the USA

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Have a good Saturday, 11th November

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30th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1975 Andy Farrell (England rugby union and league player)

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Died:

1431 Joan of Arc (burned at the stake)

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On This Day:

1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated

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Have a good Tuesday, 30th May

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Washington’s Monument

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Ah, not this marble, dead and cold:
Far from its base and shaft expanding—the round zones circling,
comprehending,

Thou, Washington, art all the world’s, the continents’ entire—
not yours alone, America,

Europe’s as well, in every part, castle of lord or laborer’s cot,
Or frozen North, or sultry South—the African’s—the Arab’s in
his tent,

Old Asia’s there with venerable smile, seated amid her ruins;
(Greets the antique the hero new? ‘tis but the same—the heir
legitimate, continued ever,

The indomitable heart and arm—proofs of the never-broken
line,

Courage, alertness, patience, faith, the same—e’en in defeat
defeated not, the same:)

Wherever sails a ship, or house is built on land, or day or night,
Through teeming cities’ streets, indoors or out, factories or farms,
Now, or to come, or past—where patriot wills existed or exist,
Wherever Freedom, pois’d by Toleration, sway’d by Law,
Stands or is rising thy true monument.

 

– Walt Whitman

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21st February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Alan Rickman (actor)

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Died:

1965 Malcolm X (African American human rights activist – assassinated) 

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On This Day:

1885 Washington monument indicated (in Washington DC)

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Have a good Tuesday, 21st February

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14th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1503 Nostradamus (astrologer & prophet)

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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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12th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1915 Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

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Died:

1889 Robert Browning (poet)

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On This Day:

1800 Washington DC becomes the capital city of the USA

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Have a good Monday, 12th December

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