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The Wright Flyer for the job

Did you know that on this day in 1905, Wilbur Wright piloted the Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908?

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Full steam ahead!

On this day in 1883, The Orient Express departed on its first official journey from Paris to Instanbul. Used as a setting to one of well-known murder mystery writer Agatha Christie, in her novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, the experience … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

On this day in 1789, George Washington made the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the National Government of the United States of America. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. … Continue reading

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Motoring along

On this day in 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T automobile was first sold, bringing affordable costs to motoring.

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Just what the doctor ordered

On this day in 1846, anaesthetic ether was used for the first time in an operation- this was to extract a tooth from a patient. Since then, anaesthetic is widely used for a range of operations and surgeries around the … Continue reading

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Ship Ahoy!

On this day in 1934, steamship RMS Queen Mary was launched. The Queen Mary was the sister ship to RMS Queen Elizabeth that sailed between 1936-1967, taking passengers from Southampton to New York.

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On this day in 1952, American actor Christopher Reeve was born. Reeve was most well known for his role as Superman in the original series, but unfortunately was injured after falling from his horse in a horse riding competition, causing … Continue reading

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Did you know honey is the only natural food which never spoils? An urn containing honey was discovered by archaeologists in Egypt, thought to be over 5000 years old, was still edible.

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Did you know that on this day in 1896, Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history?

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Did you know that you can’t taste food unless it is mixed with saliva?

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