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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:44 pm 
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25 May, 1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres ends with 105,000 casualties


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:01 am 
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26 May to 4 June 1940 - Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of 338000 soldiers from Dunkirk.

The evacuation took place between 26 May and 4 June 1940, and involved 900 naval and civilian craft which were sent across the Channel under RAF protection.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8707657.stm
Ships to recreate Dunkirk journey.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:39 am 
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1930---Richard Drew patented cellophane adhesive tape.

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How did we ever manage without it, that and clingfilm?


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:55 am 
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I could sometimes strangle the person who invented clingfilm.......


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:lol: I know but I think we'd be lost without it now!


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:24 am 

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:( I remember Katie Boyle advertising the NEW!! latest must have for our mothers, clingfilm, with a jug of liquid, upturned to prove it's uses???

Eh! them were the days when adverts were cheap and simple :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:53 am 
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Who is Katie Boyle?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:50 am 
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1950 - My favourite (& only) soap was first broadcast....The Archers

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:49 am 
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1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to reach the top of Mount Everest

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:19 pm 
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29th May 1660 - Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:35 pm 
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29th May, 1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire

On May 29, 1453, Constantinople ceased to exist, falling to the armies of the Sultan Mehmet II: “By noon,” John Julius Norwich writes, “the streets were running red with blood. Houses were ransacked, women and children raped or impaled, churches razed, icons wrenched from their golden frames, books ripped from their silver bindings. . . . In the church of St. Saviour in Chora the mosaics and frescoes were miraculously spared, but the Empire’s holiest icon, the Virgin Hodegetria, said to have been painted by St. Luke himself, was hacked into four pieces and destroyed. The most hideous scenes of all, however, were enacted in the church of the Holy Wisdom. Matins were already in progress when the berserk conquerors were heard approaching. Immediately the great bronze doors were closed; but the Turks soon smashed their way in. The poorer and more unattractive of the congregation were massacred on the spot; the remainder were lashed together and led off to the Turkish camps, for their captors to do with as they liked. As for the officiating priests, they continued with the Mass as long as they could before being killed at the high altar.”

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1902 - The Boer War ended between the Boers of South Africa and Great Britain with the Treaty of Vereeniging

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1533 Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's new queen, was crowned.

1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set off to reach the South Pole, sailing from London’s East India Dock in the Terra Nova.

1935 Britain introduced the compulsory wearing of 'L' plates for learner drivers.

1946 Television licences were issued in Britain for the first time. They cost £2.


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1953 - Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

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