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Monday, 16 October 2017

Jadwiga

On 16 October 1384 a woman named Jadwiga was crowned KING of Poland to make it clear she ruled in her own right. She wasn't a queen just because she married a king. www.localhistories.org/womenrulers 

Ether

Man of the day: On 16 October 1846 American dentist T G Morton used ether in an operation to remove a tumour on a jaw www.localhistories.org/surgery.html

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Battle of Hastings

On 14 October 1066 the Normans won the battle of Hastings, changing English and so world history forever. www.localhistories.org/battle.html

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Chicago fire

On 8 October 1871 a dreadful fire began in Chicago which devastated the city. www.localhistories.org/chicago.html

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Lepanto

On 7 October 1571 a Christian fleet crushed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto. 12,000 Christian galley slaves were set free. www.localhistories.org/world.html

Friday, 6 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

Texas rebels

Texas rose in rebellion in 1835. The Mexicans tried to take back a cannon that had been given for defense against Native Americans. The Texans refused to let the Mexicans take it. On 2 October 1835 they flew a flag with the words 'come and take it' and they repulsed a group of Mexican soldiers. www.localhistories.org/texas.html

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Hildegard

Hildegard died on 17 September 1179. She was a great woman writer and scholar of the Middle Ages www.localhistories.org/hildegard.html

Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Mayflower

On 16 September 1620 a group of people set sail from Plymouth for the New World in a ship called the Mayflower http://www.localhistories.org/colonial.html 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Tanks 1916

On 15 September 1916 tanks were used for the first time. The British used them on the Somme. www.localhistories.org/first.html  

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Famous Women in History

Its a myth there were no great or influential women before the 19th century. I made a video about 50 of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grmTVzb5PCc

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Quebec

On 13 September 1759 General Wolfe won a decisive victory at Quebec ensuring Canada became British http://www.localhistories.org/canada.html

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Monday, 28 August 2017

Mary Anning

I wrote about Mary Anning the famous palaeontologist. She is an example of a great early woman scientist. www.localhistories.org/anning.html

Saturday, 26 August 2017

The Right to Vote

On 26 August 1920 the 19th amendment was ratified giving all women in the USA the vote (although some states allowed them to vote before then) http://www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime.html 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Hilda of Whitby

I wrote a little bio of Hilda of Whitby an influential abbess in Anglo-Saxon England. (Its a myth that women had no influence in the Middle Ages) www.localhistories.org/hilda.html

Brazil declares war

On 22 August 1942 Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy www.localhistories.org/brazil.html

Friday, 18 August 2017

Contraceptive Pill

On 18 August 1960 the contraceptive pill became available in the USA. Women in Britain had to wait another year. www.localhistories.org/medicine.html 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A History of Women's Education

My video about the history of women's education is 3 years old. Its a myth that women in the past were never educated. Upper class women were often highly educated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGdEK1F2zs

Monday, 14 August 2017

Beatrix Potter

I wrote a little bio of Beatrix Potter www.localhistories.org/potter.html

Beauty contest

On 14 August 1908 the first international beauty contest was held in Folkestone, Kent, England. Women came from Germany, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. However an Englishwoman named Nellie Jarman won.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Berlin Wall

On 13 August 1961 Berliners awoke to find barbed wire separating east and west Berlin. Communists had begun building the Berlin Wall www.localhistories.org/berlin.html

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Bottle Tops

On 10 August 1889 Dan Rylands invented the screw bottle top. Thanks Mr Rylands, I hate trying to get corks out of bottles. www.localhistories.org/drink.html 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Neil Armstrong

Man of the day: Neil Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930. In 1969 he became the first man on the Moon. www.localhistories.org/space.html