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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Women in the 20th Century

My video about women in the 20th century is 1 year old https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlnOZNhGQ7A

Monday, 30 October 2017

Women's Education

On 30 October 1838 Oberlin College became the first US institution to admit women to study for degrees. www.localhistories.org/womensedtime.html 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Yorktown

On 19 October 1781 a British army surrendered at Yorktown during the American War of Independence ensuring US independence http://www.localhistories.org/colonialamerica.html

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Alaska Day

On 18 October 1867 Alaska ceased to belong to Russia and it passed to the USA. Happy Alaska Day!. www.localhistories.org/alaska.html

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.html 

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

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