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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Christopher Marlowe

On 30 May 1593 my favourite playwright, Christopher Marlowe was killed www.localhistories.org/marlowe 

Friday, 29 May 2015

Constantinople

On 29 May 1453 the Turks captured Constantinople (modern Istanbul). It was the end of the Byzantine Empire (The eastern half of the old Roman Empire which split in two in the 4th century).  www.localhistories.org/byzantine 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Model T Ford

On 26 May 1927 the Model T Ford ceased production. Henry Ford began making them in 1908.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Edward Jenner

On 14 May 1796 Edward Jenner smallpox first tried his new vaccine for smallpox. Lets hear it for Dr Jenner! www.localhistories.org/medicine.html

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Florence Nightingale

Happy birthday Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820) the lady who helped reform nursing in the 19th century. www.localhistories.org/nightingale 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Women's votes

On 7 May 1928 in Britain the minimum age for women to vote was reduced from 30 to 21. www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

First women to receive patents

On 5 May 1809 Mary Kies became the first American woman to receive a patent. The first English woman to receive a patent was Anye Everard Ball in 1637.

Monday, 4 May 2015