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date: 29 Jun
The Burning Down of the Original Globe Theatre     -  29thJune 1613  -       In 1597 a certain Mr Allen failed to renew the lease on the land on which the theatre owned by Richard Burbage, the leading actor in a company named ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s...
  • 17th Century
  • Art & Culture
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  • Tudor
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on crime & punishment in Victorian times
date: 19 Jun
The Establishment of the London Metropolitan Police   -  June 19th 1829  -       Glasgow had one from 1800. Ireland had the newly established Royal Irish Constabulary. Local authorities had always been in charge of law and order in England but it...
  • 19th Century
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  • Victorians
date: 27 May
The Crowning of King John     -  May 27th1199 in Westminster Abbey  -     After the death of his popular brother, Richard I, on April 6th in France from injuries sustained from a crossbow bolt, John quickly seized the treasury at Chinon. He had...
  • 12th Century
  • Kings & Queens
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date: 14 May
Edward Jenner conducts his first Inoculation against smallpox     -  May 14th 1796  -     May 14th 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against the deadly disease, smallpox.    Smallpox was the greatest killer of Jenner's time...
  • 18th Century
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date: 06 May
The Opening of the Channel Tunnel     -  6thMay 1994  -     What have the following got in common – the Empire State Building, the Itaipu Dam in South America, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Panama Canal, North Sea protection works in Amsterdam, the...
  • 20th Century
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