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Today in History: 29 September 1758 – Horatio Nelson Was Born


The link below is to an article that looks at this day in history in 1758 and the birth of Horatio Nelson.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/09/this-day-in-history-september-29th-the-legendary-horatio-nelson/

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Today in History: 17 February 1864 – Banjo Paterson Born



Today in History: 24 May 1522


England: Puritan John Jewel was Born

On this day in 1522, John Jewel, the English Bishop of Salisbury was born. He studied at Oxford.

Jewel was known to the early English Reformers, including Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley who were both martyred for their faith. Though he signed Catholic articles of faith, he fled to Continental Europe.

Under Elizabeth I, Jewel returned to England, where he became involved in the Elizabethan reforms to the Church of England.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jewel

Book:
The Life of Bishop Jewel, by Charles Webb Le Bas


Today in History: 19 May 2002


Australia: John Gorton, Former Prime Minister Died

On this day in 2002, John Gorton, the 19th Prime Minister of Australia died. Sir John Grey Gorton was born in Melbourne, Victoria, on the 9th September 1911 and died in Sydney, New South Wales. He was Prime Minister from the 10th January 1968 to the 10th March 1971.

ABOVE: John Gorton as Prime Minister

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gorton


Today in History: 17 May 1974


The Corrs: Andrea Corr was Born

On this day in 1974, Andrea Corr of the Irish group The Corrs was born. The Corrs were formed in 1990, featuring Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Corr


Today in History: 08 May 1926


English Naturalist David Attenborough Born

On this day in 1926, David Attenborough was born at Isleworth in London, in England in the United Kingdom.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Attenborough


Today in History: 23 April 1564 & 23 April 1616


Traditional Birth Date for William Shakespeare & Death of William Shakespeare

ABOVE: William Shakespeare

On or about this day in 1564, William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. On this day in 1616, he died in the same town. Shakespeare is England’s (and probably the world’s) most famous poet and playwright.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare


Today in History: 20 April 1889


German Nazi Dictator Adolf Hitler is Born

On this day in 1889, Adolf Hitler was born at Braunau am Inn, in Austria-Hungary.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler


Today in History: 13 March 1884


English Author Hugh Walpole Was Born

On this day in 1884, English novelist Hugh Walpole was born in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to England in his early years. During his life (which ended on the 1st June 1941) he wrote 36 novels, many short stories and two plays. He was a best-selling auther throughout the 1920s and 1930s.

See also the book:
Hugh Walpole – An Appreciation, by Joseph Hergesheimer


Today in History: 02 March 1855


Russia: Alexander II Becomes Tsar

On this day in 1855, Alexander II Nikolaevich, became the Tzar of Russia. Alexander II was born in Moscow on the 29th April 1818 and died (assassinated) in Saint Petersburg on the 13th March 1881. His reign was ended in a series of bomb blasts that assassinated the Tsar, an assassination that followed a number of failed attempts in previous years.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_II_of_Russia


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