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By the late 1800s, large cities all around the world were drowning in horse manure. The London Times predicted in 1894 that in 50 years time, every street in London would be buried under nine feet of manure.
In 1940, during the darkest days of World War Two, the evacuation of women, children, the elderly and infirm was ordered from Gibraltar, in order to fortify the Rock….
There are memorials all over Britain dedicated to those who went to Spain to fight against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. The bombing of Guernica shocked the nation…
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Famous people born throughout history in October
One of the greatest medical disasters of the 20th century, more people died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 – 19 than in the whole of World War One…
Prime Ministers of Britain since 1721 including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Robert Walpole.
A recent popular poll placed Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the second Greatest Briton of all time. He was without doubt Britain’s greatest engineer, and of all the legacies he left to the world, one of his greatest was the SS Great Britain…
If you had been in London on Saturday 22nd June 1861, no doubt you would have made your way, with thousands of other sightseers, to watch the Tooley Street Fire burn…
Important events of 1945 and the final year of World War Two, including the atomic bombing of Hiroshmia and Nagasaki (pictured to the left).
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