On This Day – Lautrec, JFK and so long Freddie…

In 1859 British naturalist Charles Darwin published his ground breaking work “On the Origin of the Species”

In 1864 Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born.  A French painter, printmaker, caricaturist and illustrator, his work depicted the colourful, decadent, provocative and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century. (https://www.toulouse-lautrec-foundation.org/)

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In 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald was assassinated in a Dallas Police Station

In 1974 Six men were charged in connection with the Birmingham pub bombings.  In 1991 the convictions were declared unjust and quashed by the Court of Appeal

In 1991 Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen died, only one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive

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In 2005 new licensing laws came into force allowing round-the-clock drinking in England and Wales

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