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date: 19 Feb
The Publication of the Communist Party Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels       -  21st February 1848  -     From two very different backgrounds two men became close friends and collaborators on a project that would change world politics...
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  • 19th Century
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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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  • 20th Century
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the execution of King Charles I
date: 09 Feb
-  The Burial of Charles I  -     On the night of 9thFebruary 1649 Charles I was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The commission set up to try the monarch refused permission for him to be buried in Westminster Abbey so he was laid to rest in...
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  • 17th Century
  • English Civil War
  • Kings & Queens
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on the execution
date: 30 Jan
The Execution of Charles I     -  January 30th 1649  -     It was a bitterly cold Tuesday, 30th January. A scaffold had been erected in Whitehall. The platform had been covered with a black cloth. A block stood in the middle. This was the block on...
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  • 17th Century
  • English Civil War
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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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  • 20th Century
  • American History
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