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2011-10-06
October 6: The Death of William Tyndale

William Tyndale (d. 1536) It was on this date, October 6, 1536, that William Tyndale, the priest and scholar who translated the Bible into English, was strangled and burned to death in Belgium – a victim of religious intolerance during the Reformation. He was born on an unknown date in 1484. Tyndale went to school […]

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June 25: Ricky Gervais (1961)

It was on this date, June 25, 1961, that English comedian, writer and actor Ricky Gervais was born Ricky Dene Gervais in Whitley, Berkshire, England. He attended University College, London, to study biology but changed to philosophy and earned an upper second-class honours degree in the subject. Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his television series […]



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