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date: 11 Jan
11 January 1858  -  6th January 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 that the birth of Harry Gordon Selfridge took...
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  • 19th Century
  • American History
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date: 19 Nov
November 19th 1863  -  51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st – 3rd 1863. It was a turning point in the American Civil War, the largest battle in the war and indeed in the history of North America....
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  • 19th Century
  • American History
  • This week in history
date: 22 Sep
September 22nd 1776  -  'I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country'. These were purportedly the last words of Captain Nathan Hale of the 19th Regiment of the Continental Army just before he was hanged on the morning of September...
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  • 18th Century
  • American History
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