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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 Wed Oct 18 2017, 05:36
18 th October 1922

The British Broadcasting Company ( later Corporation) is founded
by a consortium to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters
to provide a National Broadcasting Service

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on Thu Oct 19 2017, 08:25
19 th October 1989

The convictions of the Guildford four are quashed by the court
of appeal of England and Wales after they spent 15 years in prison

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on Fri Oct 20 2017, 08:33
20 th October 1720

Caribbean pirate "Calico Jack" is captured
by the Royal Navy

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on Sat Oct 21 2017, 09:53
21 st October 1966

     Aberfan disaster:
                                   A Collier spoil tip collapses onto the village
of Aberfan in Wales killing 144 people mostly schoolchildren


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on Sat Oct 21 2017, 19:26
21st Oct 1954

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Mayor of Wigan, opening the John McCurdy Hall of the District Mining and Technical College

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on Sun Oct 22 2017, 12:42
22 nd October 1878

The first rugby match to be played under floodlights
takes place in Salford between Broughton and Swinton

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on Mon Oct 23 2017, 10:09
23 rd October 1929

The Wall Street crash of 1929:
                                                      After a steady decline in stock market
prices, since a peak in September the New York stock exchange begins
to crash

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on Tue Oct 24 2017, 09:35
24 th October 2003

Concorde makes its last commercial flight
carrying a planefull of celebrities from U.S.A
To England , landing amid cheers and flag
waving from a specially erected grand stand

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on Tue Oct 24 2017, 10:54
1857 Sheffield became the finest football team in the world, as they were the first one founded


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on Wed Oct 25 2017, 09:43
25 th October 1415

     Hundred year war:
                                     Henry V of England and his lightly armoured
infantry and archers defeat the heavily armoured French cavalry
in the battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispins day



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on Thu Oct 26 2017, 08:47
26 th October 1881

The legendary gunfight at the O.K corral takes place
in Tombstone Arizona


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on Fri Oct 27 2017, 09:24
27 th October 939

Aethelstan the first King of England died and was succeeded
by his half-brother Edmund 1

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on Sat Oct 28 2017, 09:41
28 th October 1956

Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on
national TV , this single event is credited with
raising immunisation in the United States from
0.6% to 80% in just six months


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on Sun Oct 29 2017, 10:51
29 th October 1998

Space shuttle Discovery, blasts off on STS-95
with 77 year old astronaut John Glenn on board
making him the oldest person to go into space

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on Mon Oct 30 2017, 10:00
30 th October 1960

Michael Woodruff performs the first successful
kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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on Tue Oct 31 2017, 08:40
31 st October 2011

The global population of humans reaches 7 billion,
this day is now recognised by the United Nations as
"THE DAY OF 7 BILLION"


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on Wed Nov 01 2017, 07:39
1 st November 1993

The Maastricht treaty takes effect
establishing the European Union


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on Thu Nov 02 2017, 08:37
2 nd November 1965

Norman Morrison a 31 year old Quaker, sets
himself on fire in front of the river entrance
to the Pentagon, to protest
the use of napalm in the Vietnam war


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on Fri Nov 03 2017, 08:05
3rd November 1957
Sputnik programme:
The Soviet Union
launches Sputnik 2, on board is the first animal to enter Earth
orbit, a dog named Lanka


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on Sat Nov 04 2017, 07:54
4 th November 1922

In Egypt British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men
find the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in the
Valley of Kings


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on Sun Nov 05 2017, 09:43
5 th November 1995

Andre Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister
Jean Chretien of Canada. He is thwarted when the
Prime Ministers wife locks the bedroom door


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on Sun Nov 05 2017, 09:56
5th November

1605 Guy Fawkes, born here in York  was arrested when around 30 barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, were discovered in the cellar under Parliament. Robert Catesby’s small band of Catholic zealots who planned to blow up James I and Parliament were only arrested after Fawkes revealed their names when tortured on the rack. Conspirators met at the Old Lion Inn, Dunchurch, Warwickshire   on 5th November to await news of the destruction of Westminster.





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on Mon Nov 06 2017, 09:35
6 th November 1945

Concerned that her cover was about to
be blown, Elizabeth Bentley turns herself
in to the FBI, and confesses she had been
spying for the Soviet Union


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on Tue Nov 07 2017, 09:01
7 th November 1918

The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to
Western Samoa killing 7,542 people
(about 20% of the population) by the
end of the year


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