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23rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Harry Judd (drummer – McFly) 

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Died:

2013 Mikhail Kalashnikov (inventor of the AK-47)

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On This Day:

1937 The Vickers Wellington bomber first flies

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Have a good Sunday, 23rd December

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1st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Gary Player (Golfer – 9 times majors winner)

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Died:

1972 Ezra Pound (poet)

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On This Day:

1939 The first jet fighter (Heinkel HE 178) is demonstrated, to the German War Ministry 

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Have a good Thursday, 1st November

12th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Anne Frank (diarist during the Nazi Holocaust) 

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Died:

2003 Gregory Peck (actor)

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On This Day:

1944 First V-1 rocket attack on London

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Have a good Tuesday, 12th June

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5th June – On This Day

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Born:

1976 Ross Noble (comedian)

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Died:

2004 Ronald Reagan (40th President of the USA)

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On This Day:

1944 Operation Tonga – British gliders carrying troops touch down in France as part of the D-Day invasions

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Have a good Tuesday, 5th May

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12th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1962 Darryl Strawberry (baseball player)

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Died:

1945 Anne Frank (Jewish diarist dies in Belsen concentration camp, aged 15)

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On This Day:

1912 Girl Guides are formed

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Have a good Monday, 12th March

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27th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1822 Louis Pasteur (inventor of pasteurization) 

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Died:

1985 Dian Fossey (zoologist – Gorillas In The Mist)

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On This Day:

1943 German battleship Scharnhorst sinks 

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Have a good Wednesday, 27th December

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30th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1797 Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein)

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Died:

2003 Charles Bronson (actor)

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On This Day:

1941 Nazi troops begin the Siege of Leningrad

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Have a good Sunday, 30th August

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