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Links Between President Lincoln And Kennedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Would you believe that there areĀ links between president Lincoln and Kennedy? It may seem odd to link two great leaders that are separated by nearly a century, but the connections go very deep, and are eerie to say the least. But is it some kind of message, a deep meaning, or just pure coincidence? First …

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British Prime Ministers To Die In Office

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seven UK Prime Ministers have died in office, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, who died on 2 July 1743. Henry Pelham, who died on 6 March 1754. Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, who died on 1 July 1782. William Pitt the Younger, who died on 23 January 1806 (pictured). Spencer Perceval, who was …

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2 Australian Prime Ministers Have Lost Their Seat

Reading Time: < 1 minute Only 2 incumbent Australian Prime Ministers have lost their seats in an election. The first was Stanley Bruce in October 1929 and the second was the second longest serving Prime Minister John Howard (pictured) in December 2007. Both lost their seats on an industrial relations platform. To be able to be Prime Minister a person …

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Only One Australian Prime Minister Has Retired

Reading Time: < 1 minute The only Australian Prime Minister to leave office at a time of his or her own choosing was Robert (Bob) Gordon Menzies, who retired 26th January 1966 after serving a combined total of 18 years over 2 terms. All others were either removed by a general election, their party replaced them or they died in …

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The Best Cricket Player Ever

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australian Cricket player Donald Bradman is often regarded as the best batsman, and sometimes the best cricketer that has ever lived. He was so good that the rules of the game were altered following a cricket series in Australia in 1932-1933 between Australia and Great Britain that became known as “Bodyline.” Following his complete domination …

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A Cricket Player Is Protected By Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute Former Australian cricketer Don Bradman was so good, and so revered not only have songs been written about him, but also film, landmarks named after him, coins minted of him, a Boeing named in his name, a museum about him, many books written about him, awards in his name, and even a plant named after …

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