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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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date: 07 Nov
Dr. David Livingstone meets Henry Morton Stanley     -  10th November 1871 – Modern day Tanzania  -       I did not know how he would receive me; so I did what cowardice and false pride suggested was the best thing, - walked deliberately to him,...
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date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava The Charge of the Light Brigade     -  October 25th1854  -     The decline of the powerful Ottoman Empire led to a struggle for supremacy between the Russians on the one side and the British and French on the other –...
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  • Battles
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date: 16 Oct
The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson     -  21stOctober 1805  -     After the French Revolution (1789) there was a power vacuum in France that a certain man was to fill. His name was Napoleon. Initially Britain, with William Pitt the Younger as Prime...
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date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials     -  8thOctober 1829  -     Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the father...
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  • Victorians