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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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  • 20th Century
  • Football
  • Sport
  • This week in history
date: 26 Jan
The Finding of the Cullinan Diamond     -  26th January 1905  -     The fascinating programme on the BBC in which the Queen was talking about the coronations of her father, George VI, and her own, was not only a fascinating insight into both events...
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  • 20th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
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....
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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...
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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...
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  • 20th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Victorians