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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 Sat Dec 16 2017, 08:02
16 th December 1653

English Interregnum , the Protectorate:
Oliver Cromwell
becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of
England, Scotland, and Wales


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on Sun Dec 17 2017, 10:48
17 th December 2003


The Soham murder trials end at the Old Bailey
in London with Ian Huntley found guilty of two
counts of murder, his girlfriend Maxine Carr is
found guilty of perverting the course of justice


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on Sun Dec 17 2017, 11:47
The Wright Brothers first took to the air on this day in 1903
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on Mon Dec 18 2017, 10:01
18 th December 2015

Kellingley Colliery the last deep coal
mine in Great Britain closes


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on Tue Dec 19 2017, 08:06
19 th December 1981

Sixteen lives are lost, when the Penlee lifeboat
goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star
in heavy seas


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on Wed Dec 20 2017, 08:28
20 th December 2007

Elizabeth 11 becomes the oldest monarch
of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria
who lived for 81 years, 7 months, and 29 days

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on Thu Dec 21 2017, 08:03
21 st December 1988

Lockerbie:
A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103
over Lockerbie , Dumfries , and Galloway , Scotland
killing 207 people


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on Fri Dec 22 2017, 08:40
22 nd December 1965

The United Kingdom imposes a 70 MPH speed
limit on all rural roads including motorways


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on Sat Dec 23 2017, 10:19
23 rd December 1963

The BBC broadcasts the first episode of an
unearthly child (starring William Hartnell) the
first story in the first series of Doctor Who
Wich is now the worlds longest running
science fiction drama


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on Sun Dec 24 2017, 09:55
24 th December 1968

Apollo programme:
The crew of Apollo 8 enters into
orbit around moon , becoming the first humans to do
so, they perform 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live
T.V pictures


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on Mon Dec 25 2017, 10:22
25 th December 1066

William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy
is crowned King of England, at Westminster
Abbey London

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on Tue Dec 26 2017, 11:35
26 th December 2004

The 9.1 - 9.4 India Ocean earthquake shakes
Northern Sumatra, with a maximum Mercalli
intensity of 1X ( violent ) one of the largest
observed Tsunamis follows, affecting the
coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka
the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bagladesh
and Indonesia. The death toll is between
230,00 and 280,000 victims


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on Wed Dec 27 2017, 10:30
27 th December1836

The worst avalanche in England occurs
at Lewes Sussex killing eight people


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on Thu Dec 28 2017, 07:36
28 th December 1879

The Tay bridge disaster:
The central part of the Tay rail
bridge in Dundee , Scotland , collapses as a train
passes over it , killing 75 people


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on Fri Dec 29 2017, 08:16
29 th December 1940

World War 11
In the second great fire of London
the Luftwaffe fire bombs London, killing almost
200 civilians


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on Sat Dec 30 2017, 07:54
30 th December 2006


Former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein
is executed


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on Sun Dec 31 2017, 10:17
31 st December 1759

Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease
at 45 pounds per annum and starts brewing
Guinness


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on Mon Jan 01 2018, 11:48
1 st January 1985

The first British mobile phone call is made by
Michael Harrison to his father Sir Ernest Harrison
the chairman of Vodafone


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on Mon Jan 01 2018, 11:51
1 st January 1785


It was new years day
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on Tue Jan 02 2018, 10:31
2 nd January 1981

One of the largest investigations by a British
Police force ends when serial killer Peter
Sutcliffe " the Yorkshire ripper " is arrested in
Sheffield South Yorkshire


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on Wed Jan 03 2018, 16:33
3 rd January 1911

A gun battle in the East end of London
left two dead and sparked a political row
over the involvement of the then Home
Secretary Winston Churchill


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on Thu Jan 04 2018, 08:31
4 th January 1642

King Charles 1 of England attempts to arrest
five members of Parliament. Commencing in
England's slide into Civil war


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on Fri Jan 05 2018, 08:22
5 th January 1914

The Ford Motor Company announces an 8 hour workday
and the minimum daily wage of $5 in salary Plus bonuses
subject to restrictions and imposed (character standards)


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on Sat Jan 06 2018, 08:04
6 th January 1930

The first Diesel-engined automobile trip is completed
front Indianapolis Indiana, to New York New York


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on Sun Jan 07 2018, 11:48
7 th January 2015

Two gunmen commit mass murder at the
offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris shooting
Twelve people , execution style and wounding
Eleven others


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