Monthly Archives: December 2017

New Year’s Eve

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Let Battle commense

On this day in 1460, The Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI.

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Did you know?

Did you know that as well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints?

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Is it a bird… Is it a plane… No it’s Neptune

On this day in 1612, the first observation of Neptune was made. Galileo observed and recorded a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet. This planet is now known as Neptune.

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The voyage has begun

On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, to formulate his Theory of Evolution.

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Boxing Day

The origin of Boxing Day A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were … Continue reading

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Did you know?

Did you know that on this day in 1888, artist Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear after an argument with another artist?

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School is closed

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