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date: 25 Mar
The Landings on Gallipoli         -  April 25th1915  -     The plan seemed sound enough. With stalemate on the Western Front in the form of trench warfare another ploy was needed. The one put forward was knock Ottoman Turkey out of the war, open up...
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date: 11 Feb
The Release of Nelson Mandela    -   11th February 1990  -     "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela.   The image...
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date: 25 Jan
The First Transcontinental Telephone Call   -  January 25th 1915  -     Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission.   The New York Times said the following: “On October 9th1876 Alexander...
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date: 18 Jan
The Paris Peace Conference      -  18thJanuary 1919  -     Two months after the official Armistice on 11th November 1918 the matter of how to settle the outstanding issues was hotly debated in Paris. This conference was to result in the Treaty of...
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date: 17 Dec
The First Powered Flight     -  December 17th 1903  -     On a windswept beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright launched the first powered airplane into the sky. The flight lasted 12 seconds and took him 120 feet. The picture, left,...
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