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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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A Church re-born

On this day in 1697, St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use, as the previous building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

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I’ve found my Mummy!

On this day in 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun’s virtually intact tomb in Egypt. Check out the official ‘Tutankhamun Exhibit’ website here- https://www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk/

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Air Raid Shelter part 2

After 6LH’s visit yesterday, it’s the turn of 6RH to visit the Air Raid Shelter in Stockport- don’t forget to post your comments about what you thought of the trip!

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