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Monday, 15 April 2019

FREELANCE FEATURE OPPORTUNITIES MAY 2019

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MAY

1 Batman first appeared in comic form 80 years ago

1 Formula One’s Ayrton Senna died at 34 at San Marino 25 years ago

2 Leonardo Da Vinci died at 67 500 years ago

2 The Folies Bergere cabaret opened in Paris 150 years ago

2 The QE2 passenger liner set off on her maiden voyage 50 years ago

2 Oliver Reed died at 61 20 years ago

3 Folk singer Pete Seeger was born 100 years ago. Died at 94 in 2014

3 Margaret Thatcher became the UK’s first female Prime Minister 40 years ago

4 Audrey Hepburn was born 90 years ago. Died at 63 in 1993

6 Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes 65 years ago

6 Channel Tunnel crossing between England and France was officially opened 25 years ago

6 The final episode of TV’s Friends was broadcast 15 years ago

8 Dirk Bogarde died at 78 20 years ago

10 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president 25 years ago

10 Fred Astaire was born 120 years ago. Died at 88 in 1987

11 The Monty Python team formed 50 years ago

14 Henry J. Heinz, founder of Heinz food company, died at 74 100 years ago

16 Liberace was born 100 years ago. Died at 67 in 1987

16 The first Academy Awards were presented 90 years ago

19 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died 25 years ago

20 Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets was released 65 years ago

22 Arthur Conan Doyle was born 160 years ago. Died at 71 in 1930

24 Queen Victoria was born 200 years ago. Died at 81 in 1901

26 Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley 25 years ago


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