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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 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

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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

3rd June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1986 Rafael Nadal (tennis champion)

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Died:

2016 Muhammad Ali (heavyweight boxer – real name Cassius Clay)

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On This Day:

1959 Singapore adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Sunday, 3rd June

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7th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1960 Ivan Lendl (tennis champion)

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Died:

1274 Thomas Aquinas (theologian and saint)

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On This Day:

1933 Game of “Monopoly” is invented

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Have a good Wednesday, 7th March

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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 (civil engineer)

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On This Day:

1929 Unilever forms (merger of Lever Brothers and Margarine)

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Have a good Saturday, 2nd September

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