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date: 18 Jan
The Paris Peace Conference      -  18thJanuary 1919  -     Two months after the official Armistice on 11th November 1918 the matter of how to settle the outstanding issues was hotly debated in Paris. This conference was to result in the Treaty of...
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  • 20th Century
  • Politics
  • World War 1
  • WW1
date: 11 Jan
The Birth of Harry Gordon Selfridge     -  11 January 1858  -     6thJanuary 2013 nearly 8 million people watched the first series of Mr Selfridge – an ITV series that lasted 3 series with another in the pipeline. What many may not have known is...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
date: 17 Dec
The First Powered Flight     -  December 17th 1903  -     On a windswept beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright launched the first powered airplane into the sky. The flight lasted 12 seconds and took him 120 feet. The picture, left,...
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  • 20th Century
  • Inventors
  • This week in history
date: 10 Dec
The Abdication of Edward VIII     -  10/11thDecember 1936  -     On 10th December 1936 Edward VIII executed an “Instrument of Abdication”. This was given legal effect the following day when he gave Royal assent to “His Majesty’s Declaration of...
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  • 20th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 07 Dec
The Great Storm     -  7thDecember 1703  -   (26thNovember in the old calendar)     John Evelyn described the storm in his diary as ‘not to be paralleled with anything happening in our age or in any history almost ... every moment like Job’s...
tags:
  • 18th Century
  • This week in history