1 million down, millions more to come

Today marks 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC.

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Mr. Watson…

The first telephone call; Alexander Graham Bell says “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you” to his assistant Thomas Watson, was said on this day in 1876.

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Red Lane Newsletter

Here is a copy of the latest newsletter.

Spring 2 Issue 1 Newsletter

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Aarrrgh!!! Me Hearties!

On this day in 1702, Anne Bonny was born.

A Famous pirate in the Caribbean in between 1718 and 1720, she fought under the command of “Calico Jack” Rackham.

She was born near Cork, Ireland probably sometime around 1700 (our dates are approximate), the result of a scandalous affair between an English lawyer and his maid. He was eventually forced to bring Anne and her mother to America to escape the gossip that her birth created.

Together with fellow female pirate Mary Read, she was one of Rackham’s most formidable pirates, fighting, cursing and drinking with the best of them.

She was captured along with the rest of Rackham’s crew in 1720 and sentenced to death, although her sentence was commuted because she was pregnant.

Bonny has also been the inspiration for numerous stories, books, movies and songs over the years.

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Role reversal

On this day in 1530, King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England’s church.

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A real name changer

On this day in 1964, boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to “Muhammad Ali”, calling his former title a “slave name”.

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Coming Soon…

The annual Easter Bingo @ Red Lane is coming soon… Look out for more details.

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A Royal driver in the making

Did you know that on this day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joined the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver?

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On this day in 1847, scientist Alexander Graham Bell was born.

He was credited with inventing the first telephone, among other inventions, but did you know he refused to have a telephone in his study?

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Green Eggs and Ham or a Cat in a Hat?

On this day in 1904, children’s author Dr Seuss was born.

Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel  March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children’s books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss). His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.

Check out his website- http://www.seussville.com/

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