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Born 13 June 1892: Basil Rathbone

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the enigmatic Basil Rathbone, born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone on June 13th, 1892!…

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Juan Peron

Juan Domingo Perón was a figure who dominated Argentinian politics for over three decades. A military officer turned politician, he…

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Born 30 May 1908: Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc, the man behind countless iconic cartoon characters, was born Melvin Jerome Blanc on May 30th, 1908, in San…

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Born 22 May 1859: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, a Scottish physician and prolific writer, was born in Edinburgh on May 22nd, 1859. Though…

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Born 18 May 1868 – Tsar Nicholas II

Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, was born Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov on May 18, 1868, in Tsarskoye Selo, near…

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Born 15 May 1909 – James Mason

James Neville Mason, a distinguished English actor, was born on May 15, 1909, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. After studying architecture at…

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Born 7 May 1919 – Eva Perón

Eva Perón, born María Eva Duarte on May 7, 1919, in Los Toldos, Argentina, rose from humble beginnings to become…

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Born 1 April 1815 – Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck, born on April 1, 1815, in Schönhausen, Prussia, was a colossal figure in 19th-century European politics, renowned…

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Born 31 March 1685 – Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach, born on March 31, 1685, in Eisenach, Germany, within a highly musical family, grew to become one…

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Born 30 March 1853 – Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose vibrant colours and swirling brushstrokes continue to resonate with art lovers…

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Jimmy Stewart

James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.  His Presbyterian father, Alexander Maitland Stewart owned…

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Jane Austen

“Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without affection.” – Jane Austen Jane Austen was born during…

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Vivien Leigh

“Life is too short to work so hard.” – Vivien Leigh The British Actress known as Vivien Leigh was born…

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Amy Winehouse

“Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.” – Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was born to Jewish…

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Juan Manuel Fangio

“A crazy man finished in the cemetery.” – Juan Manuel Fangio Although motor racing in its various forms has been…

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Sir Robert Peel

“No minister ever stood, or could stand, against public opinion” – Sir Robert Peel. Sir Robert Peel was Born in…

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