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60 second histories
date: 17 Jan
Start of Prohibition in the United States of America     -  January 17th 1920  -       The history of America flirting with ‘banning the bottle’ actually started in 1851 when Maine passed a stateside law prohibiting the making and sale of alcohol. Twelve other states followed suit. Such was its unpopularity that it led to riots and civil unrest....
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  • 20th Century
  • American History
  • This week in history
date: 06 Dec
Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette Movement   When I look into history I love to explore the prominent characters in the topic I’m studying and delve into their life before they became famous, so to speak.  So, when I was researching the Suffrage movement for 60 second histories, I had to take a look into the life of Emmeline Pankhurst.  After...
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  • 20th Century
  • Politics
date: 30 Nov
The Death of Oscar Wilde   -  30th November 1900  -     “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go.”   These were reportedly the last words of Oscar Wilder before he died of meningitis in a seedy Paris bedsit, penniless, on 30th November 1900. One of the most quoted writers of all time Oscar Wilde is...
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  • 20th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
date: 14 Nov
The Coventry Blitz     -  14th/15th November 1940  -     The bombings of British cities in 1940 was a way used the Nazis to undermine morale in Britain. The country already stood alone, there were many who questioned whether the war could be won and that coming to some sort of peace with Herr Hitler would be preferable.   The Blitz, short for...
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  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2
date: 06 Nov 2017
  School’s fallen heroes remembered through competition winner’s films   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help them create and develop a passion for history.  And it did exactly that!  Brendan Ind from Wycliffe...
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  • 20th Century
  • Education
  • News
  • World War 1
  • WW1