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date: 03 Jun
The Death of Samuel Plimsoll  -  3rd June 1898  -     A common question/name in pub quizzes and a type of trainer, the name Plimsoll is relatively well known. Most would associate the name with ships but probably not a lot more than that. Samuel...
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  • 19th Century
  • Biography
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 19 Mar
Sentencing of the Tolpuddle Martyrs     - 19th March 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 way. As a...
tags:
  • 19th Century
  • This week in history
date: 15 Nov
The Capture of Winston Churchill in South Africa - Wednesday 15th November 1899 -    The 2nd Boer War, 11th October 1899 – 31st May 1902 – was fought between the armies of Britain, the Cape and the Natal Colonies with Afrikaner support and backed by...
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  • 19th Century
  • Biography
  • Politics
  • This week in history
date: 12 Nov
The First Public performance by Jules Leotard “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze’ - 12th November 1859 -    The ‘Circus’ itself is of comparatively modern origin though elements of it go right back to ancient times. The Romans themselves...
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  • 19th Century
  • Biography
  • Sport
  • This week in history
date: 01 Nov
The First American President lives in the White House  - 1st November 1800 -    After the inauguration of George Washington as President in 1789 plans were made to design and build a President’s house in a federal district of the capital, alongside...
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  • 19th Century
  • American History
  • Politics
  • This week in history