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Monday, 30 June 2014

North End

I made a video about the history of North End in Portsmouth http://youtu.be/3Mj80i5Jivw 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Little Big Horn

On 25 June 1876 the Native Americans won a great victory at the battle of Little Big Horn. www.localhistories.org/nativeamericans

Friday, 20 June 2014

Uruguay

I wrote a little history of Uruguay. Its a poor country and it has a tragic past but recently the economy has been growing strongly and there is reason to be optimistic for its future. www.localhistories.org/uruguay 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Peelers

On 19 June 1829 Robert Pool founded the first modern police force in London. They were called bobbies or peelers after him www.localhistories.org/police 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Magna Carta

On this day in 1215 King John sealed the Magna Carta. Its the foundation of all our freedoms so I think we should call this Magna Carta Day.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Last hanging

The last aristocrat to be hanged in England was Laurence Shirley, Earl Ferrers in 1760 www.localhistories.org/pun 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Monday, 9 June 2014

Charles Dickens

9 June 1870 was a sad day for Portsmouth. Our most famous son, Charles Dickens died. www.localhistories.org/dickens 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Luddites

A gentleman sent me an article about Luddites in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. www.localhistories.org/huddersfield1

Monday, 2 June 2014

Edmonton

The great Canadian city of Edmonton began as a trading post called Fort Edmonton, built in 1795. It was named after Edmonton in England, which was then a town north of London. However in the late 19th century the settlement began to spread outside the fort. Then in 1892 Edmonton was incorporated as a town and in 1904 it was incorporated as a city. Despite its small size Edmonton was chosen to be the capital of Alberta in 1905. www.localhistories.org/edmonton