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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 4th May

People to arrive in the world today include, among others, inventor of the piano Bartolomeo Cristofori di Fransesco had his initial crescendo in 1655. Inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell made it through the magic hole in 1852. 379 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 2nd May

First up today is ruddy faced 12th Prime Minister of Great Britain, William Petty didn’t find birth a trifling matter in 1737. Norwegian of the day, philosopher Henrik Steffens made the rational decision to enter the world in 1773. 486 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 1st May

Today sees the birth of, (and take a deep breath here), Kalani Pai’ea Wohi o Kaleikini Keali’ikui Kamehameha o ‘Iolani i Kaiwikapu kau’i Ka Liholiho Kūnulākea, or Kamehameha King of the Hawaiian Islands, parents must have spent a day filling out the birth certificate in (or around) 1736. 417 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 30th April

Today’s posting begins with Philip III of France who became known as le Hardi after being born in 1245. Another ancient Royal, Mary II of England had her own glorious revolution in 1662. 414 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 29th April

We start today’s births paragraph with Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland – Alexander II liberated himself in 1818. Big band leader Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington, jazzed up his birth in 1899. 375 more words

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Famous & Infamous Nirths & Deaths 28th April

Another ancient King of England kicks proceedings off today, as we see Edward IV of England start out in France way back in 1442. Next up is fifth President of the United States of America, James Munro faced no opposition being born in 1758. 371 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 27th April

Today’s posting starts with Samuel Finley Breese Morse, he of dot dash fame who signalled his entrance to the world in 1791. 18th President of the United States of America with various ships and submarines named in his honour as well as featuring on $50 bills, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, or Ulysses S. 313 more words

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