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Monday, 28 November 2016

William Blake

The great poet William Blake was born on 28 November 1757. www.localhistories.org/blake

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Charles Darwin

On 24 November 1859 Charles Darwin published his great work, On the Origin of Species www.localhistories.org/darwin

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016

The first balloonists

On 21 November 1783 two men, Jean Francois de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes became made the first untethered hot air balloon flight.

Arizona

I wrote a brief history of Arizona www.localhistories.org/arizona 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Women Surgeons

Two women surgeons were recorded in London in 1593, Elinor Sneshell of Valenciennes in France, . Not all surgeons in 16th century London were men. If anyone needs a reference its in a book called Elizabeth's London by Liza Picard published by Weidenfiled & Nicolson in 2003.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Queen Mary

On 17 November Queen Mary died. She was the first woman to rule the whole of England www.localhistories.org/mary

Monday, 14 November 2016

Who invented the elevated railway?

Its debatable if anyone can be said to have 'invented' the elevated railway. It is, after all merely a railway raised above ground level. However the first elevated railway was in London. It was completed in 1838. The first elevated railway in New York was built in 1868. www.localhistories.org/transport 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Who invented the fire escape?

A man named Daniel Maseres invented the fire escape in 1784. During the 19th century better and better fires escapes were patented. Nevertheless Mr Maseres was the pioneer so he should be remembered. www.localhistories.org/firefighting

Monday, 7 November 2016

Marie Curie

The great scientist Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867 (She was born Maria Skoldowska in Warsaw, Poland www.localhistories.org/curie

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Bonfire Night

Remember what Bonfire Nights all about folks, a Catholic plot to blow up parliament. wwwlocalhistories.org/gun 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Paper bags

The first machine for making paper bags was invented by a man named  Francis Wolle in 1852. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/paperbag.htm 

Who invented the circular saw?

An interesting article about who invented the circular saw http://ronin-group.org/shop_circular_saw_history.html 

Hungarian Uprising 1956

On 4 November 1956 Communists brutally put down a revolution in Hungary. Soviet aircraft bombed the capital, Budapest and Soviet tanks and troops poured in. The Hungarians had to wait 33 years for their freedom. www.localhistories.org/hungary