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date: 10 Jan
The First Underground Service in London is Opened     -  10th January 1863  -    Due to the massive population explosion in London became difficult to navigate and congested – no change there. Central London was a no-go area for trains which all...
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date: 28 May
Spanish Armada sets sail for England   -  28th May 1588  -     One of the most famous episodes in our history, taught to schoolchildren up and down the country, the Spanish Armada was a campaign to end the reign of Elizabeth I and Protestantism in...
  • 16th Century
date: 12 Apr 2020
Look back with 60 Second Histories to discover the similarities between the current COVID-19 crisis and the Spanish Flu Pandemic    Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in unprecedented times, with many countries in...
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date: 30 Jan
  On the night of 9th February 1649, King Charles I was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. He should have been buried in Westminster Abbey but permission was refused by the commission who tried him for treason, so he was laid to rest in St...
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date: 17 Dec
This Week In History: The Wright Brothers First Powered Flight        -  December 17th, 1903 -     On a beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, a man called Orville Wright launched the first powered aeroplane into the sky.  The flight lasted 12...
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