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28th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1491 Henry VIII, founder of the Church of England

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Died:

1914 Franz Ferdinand (Archduke of Austria – assassination that triggered World War 1)

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On This Day:

1926 Mercedes Benz forms (merger of DMG and Benz & Cie)

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Have a good Thursday, 28th June

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24th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1897 Amelia Earhart (first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic)

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Died:

1980 Peter Sellers (actor & comedian)

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On This Day:

1927 The Menin Gate is unveiled in Ypres 

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Have a good Monday, 24th July

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4th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1901 Louis Armstrong (musician)

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Died:

1875 Hans Christian Andersen (writer of fairy tales)

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On This Day:

1914 Germany declares war on Belgium, and Britain declares war on Germany

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Have a good Tuesday, 4th August

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25th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1927 Robert Ludlum (author)

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Died:

1946 Patty Smith Hill (writer of Happy Birthday To You)

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On This Day In History:

1915 2nd Battle of Ypres ends (105 000 casualties)

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Have a good Monday, 25th May

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