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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 25th August

We kick proceedings off today with Ivan IV Vasilyevich Tsar of all the Russias as well as being Grand Prince of Moscow he was also known as Ivan the Terrible, probably because he was an awful child from 1530. 731 more words

Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 24th August

We begin today’s posting with Alexander II King of Scotland, (unfortunately it’s not Alex Salmond as he’d have had his time ruining, (sorry running) Scotland), seeing as he arrived in 1198. 512 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 19th August

People who have/will be eating a piece of birthday cake today, include, among others, Salamone Rossi, (distant relative of Status Quo guitarist Francis), who could play more than three chords on his violin and was plucked out in 1570. 523 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 18th July

We see today’s births paragraph start with British Prime Minister John Russell (the one with the rather large mutton chops on his cheeks), found he gained his liberty in 1792. 584 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 17th July

Today’s posting starts with American frontiersman and folk hero, (with his hat), David ‘Davy’ Crockett was unable to brag about his birthdate from 1786. Emperor of Ethiopia Sahle Maryam but known as Menelik II started his expansion plans from 1844. 625 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 16th August

Births today start with Anne of Austria, born in 1573 who went onto become consort of Poland, Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania, and, not content with those titles, she also added Queen consort of Sweden to the list. 674 more words

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Famous & Infamous Births & Deaths 15th August

Today, the following celebrated/are celebrating their special day of the year, and we begin in 1769 with diminutive French agitator and sparring partner of Wellington, born Napoléon di Buonaparte but is probably better known as Napoléon Bonaparte or Napoleon I revolutionised his parents lives. 605 more words

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