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date: 28 Feb 2018
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date: 27 Feb
Constantine I Born     -  27th February 272AD  -     A lot has been written about the importance of this Emperor and his effect on the Roman Empire and the Christian religion, amongst other areas. Was he the key to the spread of Christianity or did...
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date: 21 Feb
The Dedication of the Washington Monument     -  February 21st 1885  -     The idea to build a monument to the first President of America seemed natural. The fact that it should be awe-inspiring obvious. The problems that followed were less...
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date: 13 Feb
The Collapse of the Central Tower of Ely Cathedral    - 13th February 1322 -    The monks had just finished the service of matins, around 4.30am, in the monastery at Ely. There was a noise so loud that they believed they were suffering an earthquake...
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date: 06 Feb
The Munich Air Disaster    - 6th February 1958 -    Currently lying second, behind Wolves, in the First Division of the Football League Manchester United were going for their third successive league title. Their side’s average age was just 24 and...
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