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Today in History 2

on Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:38 pm
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31 st July 1917 The start of the Battle of Passchendaele (the third Battle of Ypres - World War I) as the British attacked the German lines. The battle lasted until 10th November 2017. Recent reports estimate that there were 260,00 casualties on each side. Lloyd George called it one of the greatest disasters of the war.

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on Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:04 am
31 st January 1918

A series of accidental collisions , on a misty Scottish night
leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with the loss
of over a hundred lives and damage to another five British
warships


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/29/divers-war-submarine-disaster
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on Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 am
1 st February 2003

Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates during the
re-entry of mission STS-107 into the earth
atmosphere , killing all seven astronauts aboard


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Columbia_disaster
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on Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:17 am
2 nd February 1959

Nine experienced ski hikers , in the Northern
Ural mountains in the Soviet Union died under
very mysterious circumstances


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident
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on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:40 am
3 rd February 1959

" THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED "

Rock ‘ n ‘ Roll musicians , Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens and J.P ( the big bopper )
Richardson , are killed in a plane crash near
Clear Lake Iowa


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Music_Died
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on Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:57 am
4 th February 1974


M 62 coach bombing :
The Provisional Irish Republican
Army ( IRA ) explodes a bomb on a bus carrying off duty
British armed forces personnel in Yorkshire . Nine soldiers
and three civilians are killed


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M62_coach_bombing
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on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:21 am
5 th February 1924

The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins
broadcasting the hourly time signals , known
as the Greenwich time signal


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26052087
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on Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:28 am
6 th February 1952


Elizabeth 11 becomes Queen Regnant of the
United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth
Realms , upon the death of her father George V1.
At the exact moment of succession she was in
a tree house , at the tree tops hotel in Kenya


http://time.com/3685896/queen-elizabeth-regnant/
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on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:27 am
Today,Tuesday marks 100 years since some British women were first guaranteed the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act was adopted in February 1918, eventually paving the way for universal women's suffrage in the country.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-42943814/how-the-suffragettes-woke-us-up
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on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 am
7 th February 1991




The Provisional IRA launched a mortar attack
on 10 Downing Street , the headquarters of the
British Government


http://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/08/world/ira-attacks-10-downing-street-with-mortar-fire-as-cabinet-meets.html?pagewanted=all
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on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:34 am
8 th February 1879

The England cricket team led by Lord Harris
is attacked during a riot at a cricket match in
in Sydney Australia


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on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:22 am
9 th February 1996

The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares
an end to its 18 months ceasefire and explodes
a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf , killing
two people


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/10/newsid_2539000/2539265.stm
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on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 am
10 th February 1306


In front of the high alter in Greyfriars church in
Dumfries Robert the Bruce murders John Comyn
sparking revolution in the wars of Scottish
independence


http://www.sath.org.uk/edscot/www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandshistory/warsofindependence/brucekillscomyn/index.html
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on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:21 pm
11 th February 1990

Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster
prison outside Cape Town , South Africa after
27 years as a political prisoner


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/11/newsid_2539000/2539947.stm
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on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:31 am
12 th February 1993

Two year old James Bulger is abducted from the
New Strand shopping centre by two ten year old
boys , who later torture and murder him


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger
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on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 am
13 th February 1961

An allegedly 500,000 year old rock is discovered
near Olancha California U.S that appears to
anachronistically encase a spark plug
was it an elaborate hoax or a genuine artefact
from an unknown previous civilisation

You decide !!

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on Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:05 am
14 th February 1852

Great Ormond Street hospital for children , the first hospital
in England to provide in - patient beds specially for children
is founded in London


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Ormond_Street_Hospital
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on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:12 am
15 th February. 1971

The decimalisation of British coinage
Is completed on decimal day . Britain
officially converts to decimal currency


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on Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:35 am
16 th February 1923

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber
of Pharaoh Tutankhamun


https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/feb-16-1923-king-tuts-burial-chamber-unsealed/
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on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 am
17 th February 1980

The first Winter ascent of Mount Everest by
Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy

http://winterclimb.com/articles/item/111-mount-everest-first-winter-ascent-1980


Local man does good

17 th February 1621

Myles Standish is appointed , First  Military Commander of the
English Plymouth colony in North America


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on Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:09 am
18 th February 1930

Couldn't believe this when it came up !!!

Elm farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in
a fixed wing aircraft , and also the first cow to be
milked in an aircraft


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on Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:09 am
19 th February 1985

William J Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an
artificial heart to leave hospital


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on Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:52 am
20 th February 1962


Mercury programme :
                                      While aboard Friendship 7 , John Glenn becomes the
first American to orbit the earth , making 3 orbits in 4 hours 55 minutes


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on Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:08 am
21 st February 1804

The first self propelling steam locomotive  makes its outing
at the Pen - Y - Darren ironworks in Wales


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Trevithick
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on Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:51 am
22 February 2006

At least six men staged Britains biggest robbery stealing
53 million pounds from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge
Kent


http://www.kentonline.co.uk/tonbridge/news/britains-biggest-heist---10-91293/
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on Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:24 am
23 rd February 2007

A train de - rails on an evening express service near Grayrigg Cumbria
killing 1 person and injuring 88 , this results in hundreds of points being
checked across the U.K after a few similar accidents


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayrigg_derailment
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