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The passing of a legacy

On this day in 2005, Rosa Parks died. Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 to October 24, 2005) refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, which spurred on the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that helped … Continue reading

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The Battle has been won!

On this day in 1805, Admiral Nelson won the Battle of Trafalgar, defeating the combined forces of French and Spanish, however he sadly died in Battle. Nelson is famously reported to have said “England expects that every man will do … Continue reading

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Peace

On this day in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Did you know?

On this day in 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria?

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Did you know?

On this day in 1944, Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.

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I have a dream

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

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The Witches are in for a scare

On this day in 1612, The Pendle Witches trial began at Lancaster Assizes.

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VJ Day

Today is known as VJ Day (Victory in Japan) when Japan surrendered to end World War 2.

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The beginning of Nursing

On this day in 1910, Florence Nightingale died. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). She was born in Florence, Italy, in 1820 and brought up in England. Although she is best remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1853-56), Nightingale fundamentally changed the role of nursing … Continue reading

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The reign ends

On this day in the year 30 BC, Queen Cleopatra died. The last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty,Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator was born around 69 B.C. The line of rule was established in 323 B.C., following the death of Alexander the … Continue reading

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