Category Archives: History

The Silent Sentinals

On this day in 1917, The Suffragettes or the “Silent Sentinels”, 1st protested outside The White House,in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party. The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The … Continue reading

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And then there was 5

On this day in 1536, Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, died.

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Her last solo flight

On this day in 1939, Amelia Earhart, first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and was declared dead after disappearing over … Continue reading

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A march for peace

On this day in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi began a march for peace in East-Bengali.

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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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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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Time to take flight…

On this day in 1903, The Wright Brothers make the first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Lord Protector

On this day in 1653, Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. Cromwell was a Puritan, who opposed the king in the Long Parliament of 1640. During the Civil War he fought for Parliament. He thought that Parliamentary … Continue reading

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A Peace Prize is presented

On this day in 1964, a Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ready, Steady, Go!

On this day in 1868, the first traffic light system was implemented outside the Palace of Westminster in London.

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