WW2

14th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Steve Martin (actor & comedian)

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Died:

1967 Bob Anderson (British racing driver)

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On This Day:

1945 Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW2

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Have a good Tuesday, 14th August

5th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Died:

1964 Douglas MacArthur (US General, famous for his leadership in the Pacific in WW2)

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On This Day:

1621 The Mayflower sails from Plymouth (return trip to England)

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Have a good Thursday, 5th April

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20th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Robert Plant (musician)

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Died:

2001 Sir Fred Hoyle (astronomer and sci fi writer)

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On This Day:

1940 Winston Churchill makes his famous speech “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” in reference for the RAF

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Have a good Saturday, 20th August

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28th April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Oskar Schindler (Austrian businessman who saved over 1000 people from Nazi concentration camps etc)

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Died:

2005 Percy Heath( (jazz musician)

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On This Day:

1937 First commercial flight to cross the Pacific (undertaken by PanAm)

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Have a good Thursday, 28th April

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31st March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1985 Keira Knightley (actress)

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Died:

1827 Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)

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On This Day:

1945 Iwo Jima occupied by the Americans after a fierce battle costing the lives of 6000 Americans and 18000 Japanese

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Have a good Thursday, 31st March

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Coffee Bombs!

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Did you know that during World War Two there was a major shrotage of coffee in Germany? The Allies took advantage of this by dropping bags of coffee, or “coffee bombs”, to turn the people against their leaders.
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