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date: 14 May
Edward Jenner conducts his first Inoculation against smallpox     -  May 14th 1796  -     May 14th 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against the deadly disease, smallpox.    Smallpox was the greatest killer of Jenner's time...
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date: 06 May
The Opening of the Channel Tunnel     -  6thMay 1994  -     What have the following got in common – the Empire State Building, the Itaipu Dam in South America, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Panama Canal, North Sea protection works in Amsterdam, the...
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date: 30 Apr
The Discovery of the Body of George Mallory   1stMay 1999    “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward...
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on types of gas and protection
date: 22 Apr
The Gas Attack at Ypres in World War One - 22nd April 1915 -  NB: Image shown is of victims of gas in 1918   Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned...
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date: 14 Apr
  The Publication of the ‘Dictionary of the English Language’ by Dr. Samuel Johnson    - 15th April 1755 -    There are several seminal works in the English language – The Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, The Canterbury...
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