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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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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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date: 06 Mar
Dmitri Mendeleev Publishes his Periodic Table  -  6th March 1869.     In 1869 Mendeleev published his book, “Principles of Chemistry”. He wanted to simplify the subject and, as far as he was concerned, at the heart of the subject were the elements....
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date: 21 Feb
The Dedication of the Washington Monument     -  February 21st 1885  -     The idea to build a monument to the first President of America seemed natural. The fact that it should be awe-inspiring obvious. The problems that followed were less...
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date: 06 Dec
The Death of Anthony Trollope     -  6th December 1882  -     From a childhood that was unhappy, uncertain, in terms of a stable home, and socially awkward to a career in the Civil Service that was, in many ways, unimpressive by his own admission,...
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