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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,...
  • 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...
  • 19th Century
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  • Victorians
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Edward Jenner explains what smallpox is .....
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...
  • 18th Century
  • Scientists
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on 1001 Inventions Museum, created by our 2017 winner
date: 07 May 2018
The Results Are In We’re delighted, once again, to announce the winners of this year’s My EPIC Era competition.  Our judges have had great fun pouring through all the drawings, models, writings, videos and songs etc. from schools across the country...
  • Education
  • General
date: 08 May
Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orléans     -  8th May 1429  -     A war that was to last over 100 years, fought between mighty Kings of Europe, including the finest knights both sides could muster over vast tracts of land was, in effect, decided by...
  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • Religion
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