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Today in History 2

on Mon Jul 31 2017, 14:38
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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.

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/passchendaele-100/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4LGL0_ez1QIVBb7tCh01qQ-cEAAYASAAEgLO4fD_BwE

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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Mar 16 2018, 18:24
Enjoy your weekend Gassey and don't sup too much LOL

I would be happy to mark you if you post when you get home.

Like Mester Corky, I enjoy reading your daily bits of information,

most interesting they are
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Mar 19 2018, 18:56
19 th March 1943

Frank Nitti the Chicago outfit boss , after Al Capone
commits suicide in the Chicago Central railyard


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/crime-history-chicago-mob-boss-kills-himself
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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue Mar 20 2018, 09:38
20 th March 2015

A Solar eclipse , equinox and a
supermoon all occur on the same
day


http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2015-03-16/friday-supermoon-spring-equinox-and-solar-eclipse/
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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Mar 21 2018, 09:40
21 st March 1980

U.S President Jimmy Carter announces a
United States boycott of the 1980 Summer
Olympics in Moscow to protest the
Soviet - Afghan war


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-announces-olympic-boycott
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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Mar 22 2018, 09:04
22 nd March 2017

A terrorist attack in London near the houses of Parliament
leaves four people dead and at least 20 injured as a lone
attacker drove a vehicle at speed into pedestrians on
Westminster bridge before stabbing a policeman whilst
trying to gain entry to the house of commons



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39359158
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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Mar 23 2018, 08:33
23 rd March 1857

Mr Otis gives you a lift !

Elisha Otis finishes installing his very first
elevator at an address at 488 Broadway
New York City


https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4438993/1st-commercial-elevator-starts-running--March-23--1857
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on Sat Mar 24 2018, 08:26
24 March 1944

In an event later dramatised in the film
" "the great escape"  76 allied prisoners
of war begin breaking out of the German
camp Stalag Luft 111


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_Luft_III
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Mar 25 2018, 12:34
25 th March 1969

During their honeymoon John Lennon and Yoko Ono
hold their first. Bed -in - for - peace at the Amsterdam
hotel. ( until April 6 th )


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/john-lennon-yoko-ono-bed-in/
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on Mon Mar 26 2018, 10:19
26 th March 1934


Due to the shocking rise in deaths on roads
the United Kingdom driving test is introduced


https://thestreetandthecityul.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/march-26-1934-the-driving-test-is-introduced-in-the-united-kingdom/
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on Tue Mar 27 2018, 07:44
27 th March 1977

Tenerife airport disaster :

Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on
Tenerife in the Canary Islands killing killing 583 ( all 248
on KLM and 335 on Pan Am ) 61 survived on the Pan Am
flight. This is still the deadliest aviation accident in history



         https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tenerife-remembering-the-worlds-deadliest-aviation-disaster/
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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Mar 28 2018, 07:49
28 th March 1933

The Imperial Bi - Plane City of Liverpool is
believed to be the first airliner lost to sabotage
when a passenger is believed to have started a
fire on board


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Imperial_Airways_Diksmuide_crash
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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Mar 29 2018, 08:55
29 th March 1461

Wars of the Roses :
In a snowstorm and freezing conditions
the battle of Towton was fought , where Edward of York
defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward 1V of
England


http://www.battlefieldsofbritain.co.uk/battle_towton_1461.html
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on Fri Mar 30 2018, 08:41
30 th March 1944

Out of 795 Lancasters , Halifaxs and , mosquitoes
sent to attack Nuremberg 96 bombers do not
return , making it the largest RAF bomber command
loss of the entire war


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nuremberg_Raid
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on Sat Mar 31 2018, 09:51
31 st March 1990

Approximately 100,00 marching protesters joined
more protesters sparking a day of protest and riots
in Trafalgar square against the newly introduced
poll tax


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on Sun Apr 01 2018, 09:57
1 st April 1960

The Tiros-1 satellite transmits the first weather
and television pictures front space


http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/40yearsa.html
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on Mon Apr 02 2018, 09:34
2 nd April 1982


The Falklands War :
Argentinean forces launch an
attack with amphibious vehicles , and take control
of the Falkland Islands starting the Falklands War


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_invasion_of_the_Falkland_Islands
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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue Apr 03 2018, 08:36
3 rd April 1888

Jack the Ripper , the Whitechapel murders :
The first of eleven
unsolved brutal murders of women , committed in or near the
impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London
occurs . The killer who was never caught and remains unknown
was named " Jack the Ripper "


http://www.murdermap.co.uk/pages/cases/case.asp?CID=310338962
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on Wed Apr 04 2018, 09:35
4 th April 1964

The Beatles occupy the top five positions
on the Billboard hot 100 pop chart , the
first time this has Been achieved


https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/1555851/april-4-1964-the-beatles-control-entire-top-five-on-billboard
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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Apr 05 2018, 07:37
5 th April 1904

The first international Rugby League match
is played between England and an other
Internationalities team ( Scottish and Welsh
players ) in Central park Wigan


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_(Wigan)
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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Apr 06 2018, 08:51
6 th April 1199

King Richard 1 of England ( Richard the lion heart )
dies from an infection following the removal of an
arrow from his shoulder


http://www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/htm/onthisday/April/d106.htm
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on Sat Apr 07 2018, 09:42
April 7 th 1955

Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of
the United Kingdom amid signs of failing health


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/5/newsid_2822000/2822959.stm
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Apr 08 2018, 09:26
8 th April 1992


Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces
that he has AIDS acquired from blood
transfusions during one of his two heart
surgeries


https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Ashe_Arthur_1943-1993
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on Mon Apr 09 2018, 08:00
9 th April 1969

The fist British built Concorde 002 makes its
maiden flight from Filton to RAF Harford


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_2514000/2514535.stm
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Re: Today in History 2

on Tue Apr 10 2018, 05:20
10 th April 1912


RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton , England
on her maiden and only voyage


Found this really informative video
re -constructing the iceberg collision
and sinking


http://www.netnewsledger.com/2015/04/09/april-10-1912-rms-titanic-sets-sail-on-fateful-journey/
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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Apr 11 2018, 07:59
11 th April 1951


The Stone of Scone , the stone upon which Scottish
Monarchs were traditionally crowned , is found on the
site of the alter of Arbroath Abbey . It had been taken
by Scottish Nationalist students from its place in
Westminster Abbey


http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/April/stonescone.html
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