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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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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Aug 19 2017, 08:10
19 th August 1987


http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/hungerford-massacre-30-year-anniversary-13495176

Hungerford massacre:
In the United Kingdom
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semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide
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on Sun Aug 20 2017, 10:03
20 th August 1989

The pleasure boat Marchioness sinks on the
river Thames following?a collision , 51people
are killed


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http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/european-discovery-and-colonisation

21st August 1770

James Cook formally claims Eastern Australia
for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales
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on Tue Aug 22 2017, 06:56
22 nd August 1485


http://www.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/10-things-you-need-know-about-battle-bosworth


The battle of Bosworth field, the death
of Richard 111, and the end of the house
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on Wed Aug 23 2017, 07:07
23 August 1990


http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/24/world/confrontation-gulf-iraqi-tv-shows-smiling-leader-with-grim-faced-british.html?pagewanted=all


A smiling Saddam Hussain appears on Iraqi
television with a number of Western "guests"
(actually hostages) in an attempt to prevent
the Gulf war
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on Thu Aug 24 2017, 07:55
24 th August 1981


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-lennons-killer-sentenced

Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years
to life in prison for murdering John Lennon
founder member of the beatles
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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Aug 25 2017, 07:43
25 th August 1835

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


The first great moon hoax article is published in
the New York sun announcing the discovery of
life and civilisation on the moon
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Aug 26 2017, 08:25
26 th August 1768


http://www.longbow-archers.com/historycrecy.html


The Hundred years war:
The military supremacy of the
English longbow over the French combination of
crossbow and armoured knights is established at the
battle of Crecy
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sat Aug 26 2017, 09:45
August 26th 1246, John Mansel, Rector of Wigan, receives a royal charter issued by Henry V111



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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Aug 27 2017, 09:23
27 th August 2011

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A provisional I.R.A bomb kills British retired
Admiral Lord Mountbatten and 3 others while
they are boating in Sligo Republic of Ireland.
Shortly after 18 British army soldiers are killed
in an ambush near Warren point Northern Ireland
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Re: Today in History 2

on Sun Aug 27 2017, 09:30
27th August 1965

Shirley Bassey appeared as top of the bill at the opening of Wigan Casino





27th Aug 1943

American B52 Bomber crashes in Aspull



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Re: Today in History 2

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28 th August 1988

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

Ramstein air show disaster:
Three aircraft of the
Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and
the wreckage falls into the crowd 70 people are
killed 346 seriously injured
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29 th August 1895

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotel,_Huddersfield

Rugby league is founded by twenty two clubs
at a meeting in the George hotel Huddersfield
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Re: Today in History 2

on Wed Aug 30 2017, 07:29
30 th August 1963


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hotline-established-between-washington-and-moscow

The Moscow-Washington hotline , between the
leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union
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Re: Today in History 2

on Thu Aug 31 2017, 07:43
31 st August 1997

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Diana,_Princess_of_Wales


Diana Princess of Wales, her companion
Dodi Fated and driver Henri Paul die in a
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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Sep 01 2017, 08:15
1 st September 1958

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Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it
into conflict with the United Kingdom and
beginning the first of the cod wars

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Re: Today in History 2

on Fri Sep 01 2017, 11:46
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ultimatewigan/Springfield.htm

The first professional football match was played on 1 September 1897 when Wigan County played Burton Swifts in a friendly.

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Re: Today In History

on Fri Sep 01 2017, 22:18
1st September 1985 - A Joint American/French expedition successfully locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic, 73 years after sinking on her maiden voyage.
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2 nd September 1666

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Great-Fire-of-London/

The great fire of London breaks out and
burns for three days, destroying 10,000
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3 rd September 1935

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Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.31
miles per hour on the Bonneville salt flats in Utah
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on Mon Sep 04 2017, 08:25
4 th September 1882

https://worldofpopculture.com/2015/09/the-birth-of-modern-electricity-and-the-power-plant-as-we-know-it-thanks-to-thomas-edison/


Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first
commercial electrical power plant in history
lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan
this is considered by many as the day that
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on Tue Sep 05 2017, 07:00
5 th September 1975

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

Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate United States President Gerald Ford in Sacramento
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on Wed Sep 06 2017, 09:15
6 th September 1997

http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/31/footage-from-princess-dianas-funeral-is-just-as-haunting-today-as-it-was-20-years-ago-6887711/

The funeral of Diana Princess of Wales takes place in London, well over a million people lined the streets
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on Thu Sep 07 2017, 08:45
7 th September 1978

https://www.opendemocracy.net/article/georgi-markov-the-truth-that-killed

While walking across Waterloo bridge in London
Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated
by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco
Giullino, by means of a ricin pellet fired from a
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