January 13th

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1128
The order of the Knights Templar is recognised by the Pope.
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1941
The death of James Joyce, Irish author and poet.
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November 25th

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2348 BC
Is the day of the Great Flood, according to scientists.

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1914

Birthday of Joe Dimaggio, US baseball star

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1971

Birthday of Christina Applegate, American actress.

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November 25th

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2348 BC
Is the day of the Great Flood, according to scientists.

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1914

Birthday of Joe Dimaggio, US baseball star

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1971

Birthday of Christina Applegate, American actress.

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November 6th

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1860
Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the USA.
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1814

Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the Saxophone was born.

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1946

American actress Sally Field was born.

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1988

Actress Emma Stone was born.

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November 5th

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1605

Guy Fawkes tries to blow up the British Parliament , but gets arrested and tried for treason. This day remains in history as the day of “the gunpowder treason”.

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1930

Sinclair Lewis wins Nobel prize in Literature, for his novel Babbit, which is a satire of the American culture and lifestyle.

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1913

Actress Vivian Leigh was born.

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October 20th

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A lot of things happened on a day like today in history. Here are just some!

1968
Dick Fosbury wins the gold Olympic medal for his amazing high jump of 7 feet 4 1/4 inches,in the Mexico City Games, setting a world record!

1977
Three members of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd got killed in a plane crash.

1973
This was the day of the opening of the Sydney Opera House!

(Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fosbury-flops-to-an-olympic-record,http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-members-of-the-southern-rock-band-lynyrd-skynyrd-die-in-a-mississippi-plane-crash,http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sydney-opera-house-opens

October 16th

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A lot of things happened on a day like today in history. Here are just some!

1973
Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris peace accords. However, Tho refused to accept the prize.
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1854
Abraham Lincoln delivers a speech where he calls slavery “immoral”.
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1854
Also the day when Oscar Wilde was born. Wilde’s most famous works are “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The fisherman and his soul”.
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1980
The No1 Hit Song was “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen.

(Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry-kissinger-and-le-duc-tho-awarded-nobel-peace-prize, http://www.iancfriedman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/21046-004-85FAD0A4.jpg, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-speaks-out-against-slavery, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-speaks-out-against-slavery, http://cdn-media-1.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2014/08/quote-Oscar-Wilde-some-cause-happiness-wherever-they-go-others-387.png, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wildes-birthday, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

October 15th

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A lot of things happened on a day like today in history! Here are just some!

1844
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was born.
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1965
The No1 Hit song was “Yesterday”, by the Beatles.

1990
Michail Gorbachev wins the Nobel Peace Prize
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(Source : http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/friedrich-nietzsche.html, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/Nietzsche1882.jpg/200px-Nietzsche1882.jpg, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mikhail-gorbachev-wins-nobel-peace-prize, http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01782/1990-Mikhail-Gorba_1782204i.jpg, http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01782/1990-Mikhail-Gorba_1782204i.jpg

October 14th

Posted by cpatsat     Category: Education, Entertainment, On a Day like Today in History

A lot of things happened on this day in history. Here are just some! Enjoy!

1066
The battle of Hastings took place on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. The battle lasted all day and King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king, was killed and his troops were defeated by the Norman Forces of William the Conqueror.
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1822
Author Victor Hugo married Adele Foucher
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1912
Theodore Roosevelt was shot in Milwaukee, but finished his speech anyway!!!!
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1994
Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” film made its debut!

2012
Felix Baumgartner made the first jump 24 miles from the surface of the Earth, breaking the sound barrier.
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(Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-hastings, https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history, http://www.britannica.com/biography/Victor-Hugo, http://www.boweryboyshistory.com/tag/theodore-roosevelt, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/skydiver-breaks-sound-barrier-with-24-mile-jump, http://7-themes.com/6914573-felix-baumgartner-space.html

October 13th

Posted by cpatsat     Category: On a Day like Today in History

Many great things happened on this day in History! Here, are just some:
1792
The White House cornerstone was laid by George Washington and Washington DC was declared the capital of the USA.
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1943
Italy joins the Allies and declares war on Germany.
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1934
Greek singer Nana Mouschouri is born. She has recorded songs in French, English, German and many more languages. She is a respected singer all over the world!
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1997
The No1 Hit song was “Candle in the wind”, written and performed by Elton John, dedicated to Princess Diana, who had died in a car crash that year.

(Sources: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/white-house-cornerstone-is-laid, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/italy-declares-war-on-germany , https://www.google.com/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=699&q=white+house+cornerstone+laid&oq=white+house+cornerstone&gs_l=img.1.2.0j0i30l2j0i5i30j0i24l3.4408.9730.0.11863.23.20.0.2.2.0.252.2547.0j12j3.15.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..6.17.2554.mvG_KOgna3A#tbm=isch&q=italy+declares+war+on+germany&imgrc=y8EVZ0rCb636yM%3A, https://www.google.com/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=699&q=white+house+cornerstone+laid&oq=white+house+cornerstone&gs_l=img.1.2.0j0i30l2j0i5i30j0i24l3.4408.9730.0.11863.23.20.0.2.2.0.252.2547.0j12j3.15.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..6.17.2554.mvG_KOgna3A#tbm=isch&q=nana+mouskouri&imgrc=f8CWjptIPrpNvM%3Ahttp://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/nana-mouskouri.html, http://playback.fm/birthday-song)