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60 second histories
date: 01 May
Opening of the Great Exhibition  -   May 1st 1851   Many have credited Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, solely with the idea and plans for this wonderful event. However the idea and driver was a man called Henry Cole, the man also credited...
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  • 19th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Kings & Queens
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  • Victorians
date: 25 Dec
Christmas is the day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, who they consider to be the Son of God. The name itself comes from the Mass of Christ which is where they remember that Jesus died for them and came back to life....
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  • Religion
  • Roman
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  • Victorians
date: 16 Mar
16th March 1872 - 1st Football Association Challenge Cup Final at the Kennington Oval - Wanderers 1, Royal Engineers 0.   At a meeting in the offices of the Sportsman in London on 20th July 1871 a proposal by Charles Alcock, the honorary secretary,...
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  • Football
  • Sport
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  • Victorians
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