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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:35 am 
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1643 - Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 11:36 am 
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The Sun King, I've actually been to The Palace of Versailles just outside Paris, magnificent, and the gardens!


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:22 am 
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14th May, 1948 - Israel declares independence from under British administration


15 May, 1948 - Five Arab armies (Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq) invaded Israel.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:21 am 
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1957 - Britain drops its first Hydrogen bomb in the Pacific

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1990 Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr Cachet" sold at auction for $82.5m.-----Can you beleive that?

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 4:09 am 
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18th May, 1948 - Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel


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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:53 am 
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1642---Founding of the city of Montreal.

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:24 am 
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1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:15 am 
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1894---Queen Victoria officially opened the Manchester Ship Canal.

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22 May, 1840 - The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

22 May, 1906 - Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane


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1988 - Gay rights activists disrupted the BBC Six O'Clock News when 4 women protestors stormed into the studio shouting and screaming. As the protestors chained themselves to a desk and camera, Sue Lawley calmly continued reading the new, while Nicholas Witchell sat on one of them as a hacksaw was found to cut the handcuffs

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 7:03 am 
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Exactly three years ago, on May 22, 2007, an Egyptian scholar was disciplined by Al Azhar University, one of Islam's most prestigious institutions, after he issued a fatwa calling upon women to breastfeed their male colleagues. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6681511.stm

....and it's back! Saudi cleric revives controversy over adult-suckling fatwa http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-ara ... y-1.630494

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1701: The notorious pirate William Kidd is hanged in London (at the second attempt) for piracy and murder.


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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 9:22 am 
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1844---Samuel Morse transmitted the first official telegraph.

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1935---Jesse Owens set and equalled six world records in less than an hour.

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