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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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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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1000

Did you know that on this day in 1969, Association football player Pelé scored his 1,000th goal?

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Ring Ring!

Did you know that on this day in 1963, the first push-button telephone went into service, eventually replacing the original turn-dial telephone?

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