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date: 07 Nov
The Mary Celeste Leaves New York Harbour     -  7th November 1872  -     So much has been written about this boat that was found abandoned between the Azores and the Portuguese coast. So much speculation. It is probably what Donald Trump would now...
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  • 19th Century
  • American History
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date: 16 Oct
The Fire that Destroyed The Palace of Westminster     -  16th October 1834  -     There are concerns that the current Palace of Westminster is not only unfit for purpose but also falling down. There are talks about vast sums of money having to be...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 18 Jul
The Ballot Act  - July 18th 1872 -    The foundations of electoral reform in the UK lay in the French Revolution in the last years of the 18th Century. This event led to an explosion of ideas and demands of democracy. The ruling classes in the UK...
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  • 19th Century
  • Politics
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date: 26 Jun
Queen Victoria awards the First Victoria Crosses       -  26th June 1857  -     There are occasions when the written press makes valuable contributions to British life. William Howard Russell, of The Times, was one such member. The Crimean War was...
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  • 19th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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  • Victorians
  • World War 1
  • WW2
date: 06 Jun
The Founding of the YMCA    - 6th June 1844 -    For many people the letters YMCA conjure up images of the Village People singing a song of that name back in 1978. However, the history of the YMCA goes back exactly 100 years from my last blog on 6th...
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  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
  • Victorians