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Monday, 29 April 2013

Sweden

In 2003 the people of Sweden voted in a referendum not to join the euro. I bet they are glad they did! www.localhistories.org/sweden 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Mussolini

The Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was shot on 28 April 1945. His mistress Claretta Petacci was also shot. The bodies were hung upside down. www.localhistories.org/fascist 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Detroit

I wrote a history of Detroit. It declined in the late 20th century but recently Detroit has begun to revive. www.localhistories.org/detroit 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Rasputin

I wrote a biography of Rasputin. He is sometimes called the Mad Monk. Whether or not he was made Rasputin was not a monk. He once stayed in a monastery for about 3 months but he never took holy orders and never became a monk. www.localhistories.org/rasputin 

Friday, 19 April 2013

San Diego

I wrote a little history of San Diego, a prosperous and growing city in California www.localhistories.org/sandiego 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Orleans

I wrote a history of New Orleans. It was recently devastated by a hurricane but it is recovering fast www.localhistories.org/neworleans 

Friday, 12 April 2013

World Empires

I wrote a timeline of World Empires. There have been many of course, but all fall in the end. www.localhistories.org/world 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

On 9 April 1806 Isambard Kingdom Brunel one of the greatest engineers of the 19th century was born in Portsmouth www.localhistories.org/brunel 




Sunday, 7 April 2013

Las Vegas

I wrote a history of Las Vegas. It was only founded in 1905 but it has boomed and is flourishing on tourism, gaming and weddings. www.localhistories.org/lasvegas  

Friday, 5 April 2013

Antarctica

I wrote a little history of Antarctica. The first person to cross the Antarctic Circle was Captain Cook. Cook is famous for exploring Australia and New Zealand but not for crossing the Circle. www.localhistories.org/antarctica

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Zakopane

I wrote a history of Zakopane in Poland. While its not a large town it is famous for winter sports and its called the winter capital of Poland. www.localhistories.org/zakopane