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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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on Sun Jun 17 2018, 08:45
17 th June 1939

The last public guillotining in France :
Eugen Weidmann a
convicted murderer is guillotined in
Versailles , outside the Saint Pierre prison


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on Mon Jun 18 2018, 09:21
18 th June 1984

A major clash between around 5,000 police and
a similar amount of miners takes place at Orgreave ,
South Yorkshire , during the 1984 - 85 U.K miners
strike


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-33107090
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on Tue Jun 19 2018, 07:25
19 th June 1978

Garfield , holder of the Guinness world record for
the worlds most widely syndicated comic strip
makes its debut


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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Jun 20 2018, 09:00
20 th June 1837

Queen Victoria succeeds to the
British throne


http://www.historyinanhour.com/2014/06/20/queen-victorias-accession-throne/
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on Thu Jun 21 2018, 08:42
21 st June 1854

The first Victoria Cross is awarded during
the bombardment of Bomarsund in the
Alan Islands


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on Fri Jun 22 2018, 08:13
22 nd June 1984


Virgin Atlantic airways launches , with its first
flight from London Gatwick airport



https://londonairtravel.com/2014/06/15/in-pictures-30-years-of-virgin-atlantic/

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on Sat Jun 23 2018, 12:03
23 rd June 2016

The United Kingdom , votes in a referendum to
leave the European Union by 52 % to 48 %


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on Sun Jun 24 2018, 11:08
24 th June 1981

The Humber bridge opens to traffic connecting
Yorkshire to Lincolnshire . It would be the worlds
longest bridge span for 17 years


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Re: Today in History 2

on Mon Jun 25 2018, 14:01
25 th. June 1987

This was the last date until June 17 th 2345
when the digits in DD/MM/YYYY are all
different


https://undergroundmathematics.org/counting-and-binomials/r5212/solution


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on Tue Jun 26 2018, 08:19
26 th June 1974

The bar code :
The universal product code ( UPC ) is
scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigleys
chewing gum at the Marsh supermarket in Troy , Ohio


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on Wed Jun 27 2018, 07:21
27 th June 2007

Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister , a
position he had held since 1997


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on Thu Jun 28 2018, 08:14
28 th June 1838

The Coronation of Queen Victoria at Westminster Abbey .
Victoria entered the Abbey wearing her parliamentary
robes of crimson velvet trimmed with ermine , though
the ceremony didn't go without hitch


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on Fri Jun 29 2018, 07:57
29 th January 1630

Shakespeare's original Globe theatre
burns to the ground


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on Sat Jun 30 2018, 10:26
30 th June 1937

The worlds first emergency telephone
number 999 is introduced in London


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/only-in-britain/first-phone-number-999-created/
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on Sun Jul 01 2018, 09:46
1 st July 2007

Smoking in England is banned in all
public indoor spaces


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_ban_in_England
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on Mon Jul 02 2018, 16:29
2 nd July 1937

Sorry for late posting , just back from Blackpool


Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last
heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting
to make the first equatorial flight around the world


https://www.seeker.com/amelia-earharts-last-picture-and-messages-resurface-2006922285.html

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on Tue Jul 03 2018, 09:47
3 rd July 1938

The world speed record for a steam locomotive
is set in England by the Mallard Wich reaches a
speed of 125.88 miles per hour ( 202.58 KM/H)


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/only-in-britain/mallard-set-world-speed-record/
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on Wed Jul 04 2018, 07:35
4 th July 1837

The Grand Junction Railway ( GJR ) , the worlds
first long distance railway opens between
Birmingham and Liverpool


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on Thu Jul 05 2018, 09:07
5 th July 1948

Aneurin Bevan , the Health Secretary at that time
launches the NHS at Park hospital in Manchester

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/nhshistory/Pages/NHShistory1948.aspx

5 th July 1996

Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal
cloned from an adult cell

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on Fri Jul 06 2018, 08:48
6 th July 1957

Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon Championships
becoming the first black athlete to do so


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on Sat Jul 07 2018, 08:16
7 th July 2005

London bombings :
A series of four explosions
occurs on London's transport system , killing
fifty six people , including four suicide bombers
and injuring over seven hundred others


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on Sun Jul 08 2018, 10:05
8 th July 1947


Reports are broadcast that a UFO had
crash landed in Roswell New Mexico ,
in what became known as the Roswell
incident


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on Mon Jul 09 2018, 09:21
9 th July 1922

Johnny Weissmuller swims 100 meters
freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the
world swimming record and the
" minute barrier "


https://swimswam.com/legends-of-the-pool-johnny-weissmuller/
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on Tue Jul 10 2018, 08:35
10 th July 1921

Belfast's Bloody Sunday :
Sixteen people are killed
And one hundred and sixty one houses are destroyed
during rioting and gun battles in Belfast Northern
Ireland


http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/10/back-in-the-day-belfasts-bloody-sunday

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on Wed Jul 11 2018, 08:03
11 th July 1962

The first transatlantic satellite television
transmission is broadcast by the BBC
via the recently launched Telstra satellite


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