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on Thu May 22 2014, 16:19
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May 22nd 1990 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 Any body still got it Very Happy 


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on Sun Jul 09 2017, 10:02
9 th July 1922

Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle
in 58.6 seconds breaking the world record and the
" minute barrier"
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on Mon Jul 10 2017, 09:40
10 July 1913

The temperature in death valley California hits
134 degrees Fahrenheit , the highest temperature
ever recorded on earth
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on Tue Jul 11 2017, 08:50
1924

Eric Liddell won the gold medal in the 400 meters
at the 1924 Paris Olympics after refusing to run in the
heats for the 100 meters, his favoured distance, on the
Sunday
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on Wed Jul 12 2017, 07:15
12 th July 1543

King Henry V11 of England marries his sixth
and last wife Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court
Palace
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on Thu Jul 13 2017, 09:32
13 th July 1923

The Hollywood sign is dedicated in The Hollywood hills
Los Angeles, it originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the
last four letters are dropped after renovation in 1949
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on Fri Jul 14 2017, 07:46
14 th July 1789.

The French revolution:
The storming of the Bastille.
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille


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on Fri Jul 14 2017, 10:51
14th July1940 World War II: Britain tackled the threat of a German invasion by forming the Home Guard - a part-time volunteer army, generally comprising men too old for national service.

The Home Guard (initially "Local Defence Volunteers" or LDV) was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War. Operational from 1940 until 1944, the Home Guard was composed of 1.5 million local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service, such as those too young or too old to join the services, or those in reserved occupations–hence the nickname "Dad's Army". Their role was to act as a secondary defence force, in case of invasion by the forces of Nazi Germany and their allies.[1][2] They were to try to slow down the advance of the enemy, even by a few hours in order to give the regular troops time to regroup. The Home Guard continued to guard the coastal areas of the United Kingdom and other important places such as airfields, factories and explosives stores until late 1944 when they were stood down, and finally disbanded in December 1945.

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on Sat Jul 15 2017, 12:28
15 th July 2006

Twitter is launched becoming one of the largest
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on Sun Jul 16 2017, 10:35
On July 16th, 1439, King Henry VI of England was desperate to save his country against a force he was near powerless to stop. As the body count increased and the crisis worsened, his administration struck back by introducing a ban…on kissing. England fought the Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death.
The Black Death was a deadly pandemic which spread along the Silk Road to Europe. It traveled first through the fleas on rats, then arrived to England via the province of Gascony (in modern day France). Its first confirmed human victim caught the plague in June 1348. It ran rampant through the country from there. Medieval England was a hygienic environment; this led to the quick spread of disease. While the numbers vary, it is estimated that one quarter to one half of the English population died from the Bubonic Plague. Entire families and villages died in a matter of months.

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on Sun Jul 16 2017, 11:09
16 th July 1969

Apollo programme:
Apollo X1, the first mission to land astronauts
on the moon is launched from the Kennedy space centre Cape
Kennedy Florida
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on Mon Jul 17 2017, 09:50
17 th July 1938

Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to
fly the "wrong way " to Ireland and becomes
known as wrong way Corrigan
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on Tue Jul 18 2017, 07:51
18 th July A.D 64

Thre great fire of Rome causes widespread devastation
and rages for six days , destroying half the city


1976

Nadia Comaneci becomes the first person in
Olympic games history to score a perfect 10
in gymnastics at the 1976 summer Olympics
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19 th July 1843

Brunel's steamship the S.S. Great Britain is launched
becoming the first ocean going craft with an iron hull
and a screw propeller, also becoming the largest vessel
afloat in the worldh
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20 th July 1969

Apollo programme:
Apollo 11 crew successfully makes the first
manned landing on the moon, in the sea of tranquility. Americans
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk
on the moons surface
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