Fact of the Week

On this day, 28th August 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his ‘I have a dream…’ speech.

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Fact of the Week

On this day, 27th August 1955, the first copy of ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ was first published.

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Did you know?

Did you know that today would have been Mother Theresa’s birthday?

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Telescope demonstration

On this day, Galileo demonstrated his first telescope invention.

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A city disappears

On this day, 24th August 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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Olympic Gold medals

Did you know that the Gold Medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are only 1% gold, the rest is made up of 92.5% silver and other metals. If they were made of solid gold they would each be worth $25,000.

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War of the Roses

Today in 1485, The Battle of Bosworth Field took place where Henry Tudor’s forces defeated English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses.

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Lightening Bolt birthday

Today is Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s birthday.

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The Theory of Evolution

On this day, 20th August 1858, Charles Darwin first published his theory of Evolution.

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Birth of an aviator

Today marks the birthday of Orville Wright, co-inventor with his brother, Wilbur, of the first aeroplane.

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