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    Post  Michael on Fri 03 May 2019, 09:39

    May 3
    On this day in 1965, the comedian Rob Brydon is born Robert Brydon Jones in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales.
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    Post  Dave on Sat 04 May 2019, 01:18

    May 4
    On this day in 1985, the cricketer Ravi Bopara is born Ravinder Singh Bopara in Forest Gate, London.
    On this day in 1987, the footballer Cesc Fabregas is born Francesc Fàbregas i Soler in Barcelona, Spain.
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    Vicky

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    Post  Vicky on Sun 05 May 2019, 11:19

    May 5
    On this day in 1909, the poet Miklós Radnóti is born Miklós Glatter in Budapest, Hungary (at the time Austria-Hungary).
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    Sophie

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    Post  Sophie on Sat 11 May 2019, 12:17

    May 11
    On this day in 1918, the theoretical physicist Richard Feynman is born Richard Phillips Feynman in Queens, New York City.
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    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Fri 17 May 2019, 12:03

    May 17
    On this day in 1749 (New Style) the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine Edward Jenner is born Edward Jenner is born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.
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    Post  Vera on Sat 18 May 2019, 05:40

    May 18
    On this day in 1872, the philosopher, logician and mathematician Bertrand Russell – regarded as one of the founders of analytic philosophy – is born Bertrand Arthur William Russell in Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales.
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    Post  Vicky on Wed 22 May 2019, 10:55

    May 22
    On this day in 1859, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is born Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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    Post  Sylvia on Wed 22 May 2019, 11:00

    May 22
    On this day in 1813, the composer Richard Wagner is born Wilhelm Richard Wagner in Leipzig, Germany.
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    Post  Ian on Thu 23 May 2019, 03:22

    May 23
    On this day in 1971, the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is born Gideon Oliver Osborne in Paddington, London.
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    Post  Vicky on Tue 04 Jun 2019, 22:25

    June 4
    On this day in 1989, a massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators takes place at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

    Tiānānmén literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. (tiān) means “sky”, (ān) means “peace”, and (mén) means “door”.
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    Harald

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    Post  Harald on Wed 05 Jun 2019, 18:22

    June 5
    On this day in 1760, the chemist Johan Gadolin, after whom the chemical element with atomic number 64 is named, is born in Turku, Finland.
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    Michael

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    Post  Michael on Mon 10 Jun 2019, 10:02

    June 10
    On this day in 1954, the comedian Rich Hall is born Richard Travis Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
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    Post  Ian on Tue 18 Jun 2019, 05:42

    June 18
    On this day in 1815, the Battle of Waterloo is fought.

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