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World History teaching resources for the high school classroom: lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes and simulation games for KS3, IGCSE, IB and A-Level teachers.

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 Births (150 years ago today): 1873Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1923Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1923 – Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)

 Births (100 years ago today): 1923 – Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)

 Births (50 years ago today): 1973Mos Def, American rapper[26]

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