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date: 17 Dec
This Week In History: The Wright Brothers First Powered Flight        -  December 17th, 1903 -     On a beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, a man called Orville Wright launched the first powered aeroplane into the sky.  The flight lasted 12...
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  • Inventors
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date: 05 Nov
The Gunpowder Plot   -  5th November 1605 -       Remember, Remember; The Fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!” This was an English Folk Verse from around 1870. It...
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  • 17th Century
  • Assassination
  • Politics
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date: 01 Nov
The First View of the paintings on the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel     -  1st November 1512   -       Pope Julius II celebrated his first mass in the Sistine Chapel for four years on All Saints’ Day 1512 due to, what might be called in modern...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Religion
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date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials   -  8th October 1829  -       The Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the...
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  • 19th Century
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date: 05 Oct
The Jarrow March Began   -  5th to 31st October 1936  -    In the 1930's Britain was suffering the effects of a worldwide depression. Some of the worst hit areas were those relying on heavy industry such as shipbuilding, iron, coal and steel. These...
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  • 20th Century
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