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date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th1829  -       Glasgow had one from 1800. Ireland had the newly established Royal Irish Constabulary. Local authorities had always been in charge of law and order in England but it was...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
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date: 15 Jun
The Signing of the Magna Carta   -  June 15th1215  -     On the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede, near Egham, a memorial stands in a field. It was given by the American Bar Association and erected in 1957. It represents something very special...
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  • 13th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
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date: 06 Jun
D-Day -  6th June 1944 -     Two stories. One known the world over, one less so. The first story is well known 71 years on. At 6.30am 156,000 Allied troops landed on 5 beaches along a 50 mile stretch of Normandy beach, codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold,...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
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  • WW2
date: 21 May
The Official Opening of the Manchester Ship Canal     -  May 21st1894  -       Raw cotton, imported from America, was arriving in huge quantities in North West England. The conditions in that area were perfect. The damp, moist environment prevented...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
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date: 14 May
Edward Jenner conducts 1st inoculation against smallpox     On May 14th 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against the deadly disease, smallpox.    Smallpox was the greatest killer of Jenner's time and feared by the...
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  • 18th Century
  • Scientists
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