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A National Treasure is born

On this day in 1913, Rosa Parks was born. By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United … Continue reading

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A Queen is laid to rest

On this day in 1901, the funeral of Queen Victoria took place in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England. Victoria (1819-1901) was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She was the last of the House of … Continue reading

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O Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?

On this day in 1597, English scholars believe today that the first date that one of play writer William Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first performed. Synopsis In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague … Continue reading

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The King’s reign ends

On this day in 1547, King Henry VIII died. King Henry VIII is notoriously known for having 6 wives whilst reigning as King (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived) in his quest for a son to succeed him after his … Continue reading

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Gunpowder Plot Trial begins

On this day in 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators began, ending in their death on January 31st.

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History is made

On this day in 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the United States’ first African-American president.

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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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