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23rd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Pele (Brazilian footballing icon)

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Died:

1957 Christian Dior (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1941 Dumbo (Walt Disney) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 23rd October

25th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1979 Johnny Wilkinson (England rugby player)

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Died:

1971 Terence De Marney (actor – Dr Who)

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On This Day:

1946 Jordan gains its independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Friday, 25th May

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22nd April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Vladimir Lenin (Marxist Revolutionary)

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Died:

1998 Kitch Christie (South African World Cup winning rugby coach)

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On This Day:

1889 Official start of the Oklahoma Land Rush (although they went Sooner…)

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Have a good Sunday, 22nd April

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24th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1786 Wilhelm Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

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Died:

1993 Bobby Moore (England Football Captain)

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On This Day:

1923 “The Flying Scotsman” goes into service

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Have a good Saturday, 24th February

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

100 BC Julius Caesar (Roman Emperor and general)

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Died:

2014 Nadine Gordimer (South African author and Nobel laureate)

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On This Day:

1930 First official Football World Cup is held (Uruguay)

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Have a good Wednesday, 13th July

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13th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Harrison Ford (actor)

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Died:

1955 Ruth Ellis (murderess) last woman in England to be hanged

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On This Day:

1930 First Soccer World Cup begins (Uruguay)

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Have a good Monday, 13th July

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Let’s Talk Cricket

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I talk of cricket quite infrequently,

as most would be nonplussed and mystified:

to them it is a total mystery.

If I said, oh the bowler bowled a wide,

you’d smile, then shake your head and turn away,

or what if I said,  caught on the on side?

A flipper or a chinaman I’d say,

while knowing that you didn’t have a clue,

as you would ask, bemused, well what are they?

The tail is wagging, will they see it through?

A common term when trying for a draw,

must seem like speaking double Dutch to you.

So now you’re stumped, you can’t take any more

and I’ve just hit you’re fastest ball for four !

– A Terza Rimma Sonnet, by Black Narcissus

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