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date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th 1829  -       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...
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date: 18 Mar 2019
The Sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs      -  19thMarch 1834  -     The wages for farm labourers was falling. The average wage was 10 shillings a week but in Dorset, and in the village of Tolpuddle, this had fallen to 7 with further cuts on the...
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date: 16 Mar
1stFootball Association Challenge Cup Final   Kennington Oval   Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0        -  16thMarch 1872  -      At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20thJuly 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary...
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date: 19 Feb
The Publication of the Communist Party Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels       -  21st February 1848  -     From two very different backgrounds two men became close friends and collaborators on a project that would change world politics...
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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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