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Monday, 22 February 2016

Last invasion of Britain

On 22 February 1797 the last invasion of mainland Britain took place.The French landed near Fishguard in Wales but they soon surrendered.www.localhistories.org/wales.html 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Copernicus

On 19 February 1473 Nicolaus Copernicus the man who realised the Earth orbits the Sun was born www.localhistories.org/copernicus.html 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Pluto

Happy birthday Pluto. It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh on 18 February 1930. (The name Pluto was suggested by an 11 year old girl called Venetia Burney). www.localhistories.org/outerplanets.html 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Captain Scott

On 10 February 1913 the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions were found in Antarctica www.localhistories.org/scott.html 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pancakes

Pancakes were invented because people were not allowed to eat eggs or butter during Lent. They used up the last of them by making pancakes. Its Shrove Tuesday because shrive meant absolve a sinner of his sins. People confessed to a priest and were 'shriven' before Lent. www.localhistories.org/desserts.html  

Monday, 8 February 2016

Catherine I

On 8 February 1725 Catherine I became the first woman to rule Russia. She ruled till 1727. Other women were Anna (1730-1740), Elizabeth (1741-1762) and of course Catherine the Great (1762-1796). She was one of the most powerful women rulers in history. www.localhistories.org/russia.html