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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 Thu Apr 12 2018, 08:54
12 th April 1918

World war 1 :


During today and going into the 13 th April
Zeppelins drop bombs on Wigan around
Darlington St , Harper St , and Carrington
Brook among other places


https://gm1914.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/war-time-friends-zeppelins-over-wigan/



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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Apr 12 2018, 09:41
On this day in 1961 the first man went into outer space, an Russian gasmon I heard
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on Fri Apr 13 2018, 07:55
13 th April 1970

" Houston we've had a problem "

An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes
putting the crew in great danger and causing major
damage to the spacecraft , while en - route to the moon


https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo13.html
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Apr 14 2018, 08:38
14 th April 1986

The heaviest hailstones ever recorded ( 1 kilogram
( 2.2 LB )) Fall on the Gopalgang district of Bangladesh
killing 92 people


https://www.historychannel.com.au/articles/heaviest-hailstones-ever/
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Apr 15 2018, 10:13
Its strange how some days I struggled for something
to post yet other days are packed with incidents heres
3 from today :

15 th April 1942

Malta revives the George Cross for its gallantry
the George Cross was given by King George himself
and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/15/newsid_3530000/3530301.stm

15 th. April 1989

The Hillsborough disaster :
                                               A crowd crush occurs at
Hillsborough stadium , home of Sheffield Wednesday
in the F.A cup semi - final , resulting in the deaths of
96 Liverpool fans

                                      YNWA

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


15 th April 2013

Two bombs explode near the finish line at the
Boston marathon in Boston Massachusetts
killing 3 people and injuring 264 others


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon_bombing
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on Mon Apr 16 2018, 08:36
16 th April 1912

Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to
fly an airplane across the English Channel


http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/quimby.htm
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on Tue Apr 17 2018, 10:46
Please bear with me until Saturday
I'm in Preststatyn Wi Fi is horrendous


17 th April 1949

At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave
the British commonwealth . A 21 gun salute
on O' Connell bridge Dublin , ushers in the
republic of Ireland


https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/from-the-archives-april-18th-1949-1.2178260
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on Wed Apr 18 2018, 11:02
18 th April 1930

To day in history wouldn't survive with this

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced
that " there is no news today " in their evening
Report ???


Heres a few incidents including the above
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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Apr 19 2018, 10:41
19 th April 2013

Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
is killed in a shootout with police , his brother Dzhokhar
is later captured hiding in a boat inside a backyard in a
suburb of Watertown


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10007370/Boston-Marathon-bombs-suspect-captured-April-20-as-it-happened.html
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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Apr 20 2018, 14:05
20 th April 1968


English politician Enoch Powell makes his
controversial rivers of blood speech


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_of_Blood_speech
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on Sat Apr 21 2018, 07:58
21 st April 1934

The surgeons' photograph , the most famous photo
showing the Loch Ness monster is published in the
Daily Mail ( in 1999 it is revealed to be a hoax )


http://www.donttakepictures.com/dtp-blog/2017/4/19/the-loch-ness-monster-turns-83-the-story-of-the-surgeons-photograph
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on Sun Apr 22 2018, 07:38
22 nd April 1993

Eighteen year old Stephen Lawrence is murdered
in a racially motivated attack , while waiting for a
bus in Well Hall Eltham


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Stephen_Lawrence
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on Mon Apr 23 2018, 08:14
23 rd April 2005

The first ever you tube video titled
" me at the zoo " was published
by user " jawed "


https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4412545/1st-video-is-uploaded-to-YouTube--April-23--2005
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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Apr 23 2018, 09:57


England's patron saint, a fourth century Christian martyr, is also patron saint of Georgia and the city of Moscow.

Very little is known about the real St George. He is thought to have been born into a noble Christian family in the late third century in Cappadocia, an area which is now in Turkey. He followed his father's profession of soldier and became part of the retinue of the Emperor Diocletian. The emperor ordered the systematic persecution of Christians and George refused to take part. In 303, he was himself tortured and executed in Palestine, becoming an early Christian martyr.

The legend of George slaying a dragon and rescuing an innocent maiden from death is medieval. St George's Day is celebrated in England on 23 April, reputed to be the day of George's martyrdom in 30

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/george_st.shtml
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on Tue Apr 24 2018, 08:08
24 th April 1953

Winston Churchill is knighted by
Queen Elizabeth 11


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/churchill-knighted


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on Wed Apr 25 2018, 07:51
25 th April 1792

Highwayman Nicolas. J . Pelletier becomes the
first person to be executed by guillotine


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Jacques_Pelletier
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on Thu Apr 26 2018, 07:40
26 th April 1986

A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the
Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union
(now Ukraine ) , creating the worlds worst
nuclear disaster


https://www.wired.com/2010/04/0426chernobyl-nuclear-reactor-meltdown/
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on Fri Apr 27 2018, 08:08
27 April 1992

Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman
to be elected speaker of the British house
of Commons in its 700 year history

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/only-in-britain/betty-boothroyd-female-speaker-house-of-commons/


Found this while searching for the above

27 th April 1667

John Milton , Blind and impoverished sells the
copyright of Paradise Lost for ten pounds


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-milton-sells-the-copyright-to-paradise-lost
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on Sat Apr 28 2018, 09:37
28 th April 1967

The Vietnam war :
Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his
induction into the United States army , and is subsequently
stripped of his championship and license


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/muhammad-ali-refuses-army-induction
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on Sun Apr 29 2018, 10:38
29 th April 1967


The ultimate high of the hippie era the
"mantra rock dance " takes place in
San Francisco and features
Janis Joplin , the Grateful Dead , and
Allen Ginsberg


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantra-Rock_Dance
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Apr 29 2018, 10:59
29th April 1938 The birth, in Bolton, Lancashire of Fred Dibnah MBE, English steeplejack. He had a fascination for steam vehicles and mechanical engineering and became a cult television personality. His former home in Bolton became the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre until its closure in 2018.



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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Apr 29 2018, 19:15
I saw the pic before the text and knew right away whose place it was.

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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Apr 30 2018, 06:23
Been there, and went to his funeral.
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on Mon Apr 30 2018, 08:38
30 th April 1945

A brave Wigan coal worker lost his
life as a train disappears into a hole


http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/Collection/ian/2004/page_30.htm


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on Tue May 01 2018, 07:10
1 st May 1840

The Penny Black , the first official adhesive
postage stamp is issued in the United Kingdom
although not valid for use until 5 days later


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