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On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11522

Going on a suggestion made on one of my previous threads i thought i would make one thread to add to daily rather than clog the boards up with a seperate thread for each day so here goes

21st Jan
1911 - The First Monte Carlo Rally started
1790 - Dr Joseph Guillotin gave a demo of his new invention
1793 - Louis XVI was guillotined in revolution square as the 'Reign Of Terror' Started
1924 - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died in moscow
1846 - 'The Daily News' edited by charles dickens published its first edition
1950 - The Writer and Political Activist George Orwell Died

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Re: On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11525

Were Dr Joseph's participants willing volunteers at the demonstration??

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Re: On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11548

22nd January

1901 queen victoria died after 64 years reign
1775 andre ampere - the man whom the 'amp' is named after was born

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Re: On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11570

23 January
1832 - Edward Manet french impressionist painter was born
1806 - William Pitt the younger - PM of britain at 24 died
1908 - A telegraph service between india and the uk began
1931 - Anna Pavlova - the russian ballerina died

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Re: On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11580

Reminded me of a line from Blackadder - talking about William Pitt

Pitt: You will regret this, gentlemen. You think you can thwart my plans to bank-
rupt the Prince by fixing the Dunny-on-the-Wold bye-election, but you will
be thrashed! I intend to put up my own brother as a candidate against you.

Blackadder: Oh, and which Pitt would this be: Pitt the Toddler? Pitt the Embryo? Pitt
the Glint in the Milkman's Eye?

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Re: On This Day...... 7 years 6 months ago #11584

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Ha ha, that was on recently. Brilliant.

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