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This voyage has begun

On this day in 2004, the maiden voyage of the world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, took place. RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the largest and only major ocean liner built for … Continue reading

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The mountain will be conquered

On this day in 2008, mountain explorer Edmund Hillary died. Edmund Hillary with Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest and return safely. An act for which he was later knighted.

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First flight takes off

On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003. Top speed: 2,179 km/h First flight: March 2, 1969 Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft) Program cost: £1.3 billion National origin: United … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day

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New Year’s Eve

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

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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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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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Did you know that our ears vibrate in a similar way to the original source of the vibration, allowing us to hear many different sounds?

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Did you know that on this day in 1990, British author Roald Dahl died?

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