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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Saccharine

On 27 February 1879 Constantin Fahlberg announced his discovery of saccharine. Sugar was once a luxury and in the late 19th century it was still expensive. My video about 19th century food is 1 year old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q97BiiNzwNU

Monday, 19 February 2018

Nicolaus Copernicus

Happy birthday Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473), the man who realised the Earth orbits the Sun www.localhistories.org/copernicus.html

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The right to vote in 1918

On 6 February 1918 The Representation of the People Act received royal assent. For the first time all men in Britain were allowed to vote. Women over 30 were also allowed to vote. www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime.html

Monday, 5 February 2018

Portsmouth

My video about Portsmouth has reached 9,000 hits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si42h8wKIUE

Robert Peel

Happy birthday Robert Peel (5 February 1788) the man who formed the first real police force in Britain in 1829. They were called bobbies of peelers after him. www.localhistories.org/police.html 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Public Lavatories

In the Middle Ages there was a public lavatory over the River Fleet in London. (Now an underground river). However the first modern public lavatory opened in Fleet Street, London on 1 February 1852. (But only the men's section, the ladies section opened on 11 February). www.localhistories.org/toilets.html