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Monday, 24 April 2017

Ancient Women Video

I made a video about women in the Ancient World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzEKaRrxduI

John Keats

I wrote a little bio of John Keats

The Easter Rising

On 24 April 1916 the Easter Rising took place in Dublin www.localhistories.org/irehist

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

San Jacinto

On 21 April 1836 the Texans defeated the Mexicans at the battle of San Jacinto. Afterwards Texas became an independent republic. www.localhistories.org/texas.html 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Fort Sumter

On 12 April 1861 confederate General Beauregard fired on the union held Fort Sumter. It was the first action of the American Civil War. http://www.localhistories.org/americancivilwar.html

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Happy birthday Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was one of the greatest engineers of the 19th century. Brunel was born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806. www.localhistories.org/brunel 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Dick Turpin



On 7 April 1739 Dick Turpin was hanged. Although we remember him as a highwayman he was hanged for horse stealing. And far from being a dashing hero he was a thug. www.localhistories.org/highwaymen

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Anesthetics

Modern anesthetics were 'born' on 30 March 1842 when an American doctor called Crawford Young used ether during an operation. www.localhistories.org/surgery

Monday, 27 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Famous Women Writers

I made a video about famous women writers in history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6cKxBNZ-Ic

Bach

Happy birthday Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1750). He is my dog's favourite composer. My dog also likes Hound Dog by Elvis Presley and he likes the Korgis. But he hates Cool for Cats by Squeeze.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Edward Jenner

I wrote a brief bio of Edward Jenner the man who introduced smallpox vaccination in 1796 www.localhistories.org/jenner 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Potato Crisps

The first recipe for potato crisps (aka potato chips) was in a book by Dr William Kitchiner in 1817. Its not certain if he invented them or they existed before but thank you anyway Dr Kitchiner. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/10965628/Crisps-buoyed-Britain-in-its-darkest-hour.html 

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley the great scientist who discovered oxygen was born on 13 March 1733 www.localhistories.org/priestley 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Women Scientists

I made a youtube video about famous women scientists who lived BEFORE the 19th century. There were a surprising number of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SU0QIHFrzs

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Barbie

Happy birthday Barbie. She made her debut at the American Toy Fair on 9 March 1959. www.localhistories.org/toys 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Texas

The Texan declaration of independence was signed on 2 March 1836. Sam Houston the first president of Texas was born on 2 March 1793. www.localhistories.org/texas

Monday, 20 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Queen Mary

Queen Mary was born on 18 February 1516. She became the first woman to rule all of England in 1553. www.localhistories.org/mary 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Toilets

On 17 February 1883 the vacant/engaged sign for toilet doors was patented by Mr Ashwell www.localhistories.org/toilets 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017