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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.

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on Fri May 25 2018, 08:01
25 th May 1982

The Falklands War :
HMS Coventry is
sunk by Argentine Air Force A - 4
Seahawks


https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/hms-coventry-sinking-falklands-war-3025405
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on Sat May 26 2018, 08:30
26 th May 1940

World War 11:
Operation Dynamo , in northern France
allied forces begin a massive evacuation of troops
from Dunkirk , France


https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Evacuation-of-Dunkirk/
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on Sun May 27 2018, 09:06
27 th May 1975


The Dibbles bridge coach crash , near Grassington ,
North Yorkshire , kills 33 people , the highest ever
death toll in a road accdent in the United Kingdom


https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/dibbles-bridge-the-day-tragedy-came-to-the-dales-1-7280390
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on Mon May 28 2018, 10:51
28 th May 1907

In the Isle Of Man the very first
Isle Of Man T T race was held


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on Tue May 29 2018, 09:55
29 th May 1953

Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay
become the first people to reach the summit
of Mount Everest on Tenzing Norgay's ( adopted )
39 th birthday


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/everest/sir-edmund-hillary-tenzing-norgay-1953/
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on Wed May 30 2018, 08:59
30 th May 1431
The 100 years war :
In Rouen France
the nineteen year old Joan Of Arc is burned at the stake
after being convicted by an English dominated tribunal .
The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the
Celebration of Joan Of Arc


http://www.information-britain.co.uk/famdates.php?id=240
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on Thu May 31 2018, 08:38
31 st May 1859

Although it has several "birthdays" first chime etc,
the clock tower at the houses of parliament , Wich
houses Big Ben , started keeping time


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on Fri Jun 01 2018, 08:42
1st June 1967

The Beatles , already the worlds biggest
pop group , break new ground with the
release of the experimental , now legendary
album Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club
Band



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on Sat Jun 02 2018, 08:52
2 nd June 1953

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 , who is
crowned Queen of the United Kingdom , Canada ,
Australia , New Zealand , and her other realms and
territories , and head of the commonwealth. It is
also the first major international event to be televised


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on Sun Jun 03 2018, 10:51
3 rd June 2017

London bridge terror attack:
Eight people are murdered
and dozens of civilians are injured by Islamist terrorists.
Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police


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on Mon Jun 04 2018, 10:38
4 th June 1913

Emily Davison , a suffragette runs out in front
of King George V's horse at the Derby . She is
trampled , never re - gains consciousness and
dies four days later


https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-role-of-british-women-in-the-twentieth-century/the-derby-of-june-1913/
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on Tue Jun 05 2018, 07:12
5 th June 1956

Elvis Presley introduces his new single " Hound Dog "
on the Milton Berle show , scandising the audience
with his suggestive hip moments


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on Wed Jun 06 2018, 07:39
6 th June 1939

The mysterious case of judge Crater :
Judge Joseph Crater
known as " the missingest man in New York City " is
declared legally dead


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on Wed Jun 06 2018, 15:15
6th June 1944.

Many men from many nations went from our shores to claim back and free Europe for it's peoples.

Let us never forget the sacrifice they made.
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on Thu Jun 07 2018, 08:37
7 th June 1977

Britons celebrate the Silver Jubilee of
Queen Elizabeth 11 , with street parties
Pageants and mass crowds outside
Buckingham Palace 500 million people
Watch the high day begin on television


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on Fri Jun 08 2018, 08:13
8 th June 1982

Bluff Cove air attacks:
During the Falklands war
56 British servicemen are killed by an Argentine
air attack on two landing ships , RFA Sir Galahad
and RFA Sir Tristram



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on Sat Jun 09 2018, 08:22
8 th June 1928


Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first
trans - Pacific flight in a Fokker Tri - motor
monoplane , The Southern Cross


http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/First%20trans-Pacific%20flight%201928.htm
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on Sun Jun 10 2018, 09:16
10 th June 1829

The first boat race between the University of
Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes
place on the Thames in London , with Oxford
winning easily according to official records


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on Mon Jun 11 2018, 10:19
11 th June 1955


Eighty three spectators are killed and at
least one hundred are injured after an
Austin - Healey and a Mercedes - Benz
collide at the 24 hours of Le - Mans , the
deadliest ever accident in motorsports


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on Mon Jun 11 2018, 11:47
1184 bc There was a horse show in Troy
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on Tue Jun 12 2018, 07:32
12 th June 1964

Anti - apartheid activist and ANC leader
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in
prison for sabotage in South Africa


https://blackthen.com/june-12-1964-nelson-mandela-sentenced-life-imprisonment/
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on Wed Jun 13 2018, 08:50
13 th June 1981

At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London
a teenager Marcus Sarjeant , fires six blank shots
at Queen Elizabeth 11


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on Thu Jun 14 2018, 07:50
14 th June 2017

The Grenfell tower disaster :
A fire broke out in a
high rise tower block of flats in North Kensington ,
West London , it causes 72 deaths out of the 293
people in the building including two who escaped and died
in hospital . Over a further seventy were injured


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on Fri Jun 15 2018, 08:04
15 th June 1996

The troubles :
The Provisional Irish Republican Army ( IRA )
detonated a powerful truck bomb in the middle of Manchester
devastating the city centre , and injuring 200 people


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Manchester_bombing
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on Sat Jun 16 2018, 07:44
16 th June 1963

Soviet space programme :
Vostok 6 mission
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes
the first woman in space


https://www.space.com/21571-valentina-tereshkova.html
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