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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Women in the 18th Century

I wrote about women in the 18th century http://www.localhistories.org/18thcenturywomen.html 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Vancouver

I wrote a littel history of Vancouver, one of the most beautiful Canadian cities. www.localhistories.org/vancouver 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A History of Immigration into the UK

I wrote a history of immigration into Britain. Since the Middle Ages immigrants have brought us benefits. www.localhistories.org/immigrants 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Women's Right to Vote

I wrote a timeline of women's right to vote www.localhistories.org/womenvotetime

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Black Dahlia

I wrote about Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia. She was the victim of an unsolved murder in Los Angeles in 1947.  www.localhistories.org/black.html  

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Fort Sumter

On 12 April 1861 the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter so beginning the American Civil War www.localhistories.org/americancivilwar

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Ranavalona

Ranavalona was a female tyrant who ruled Madagascar in the 19th century. Its strange, I had not heard of her till today. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Female-Caligula-Ranavalona-Queen-Madagascar/dp/047002223X

Highway of Tears, Canada

I wrote about Highway 16 in British Columbia in Canada where a number of murders and disappearances has taken place www.localhistories.org/crime/highway.html

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Dick Turpin

On 7 April 1739 Dick Turpin was hanged. Although we remember him as a highwayman he was hanged for horse stealing. www.localhistories.org/highwaymen 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter

By the 18th century people bought artificial eggs made of various materials to give as gifts at Easter. (Sometimes the artificial eggs contained gifts). Chocolate Easter eggs were first made in the 19th century. www.localhistories.org/easter 

Birkenhead Park

On 5 April 1847 Birkenhead Park opened. It was the first publicly funded park in Britain. www.localhistories.org/birkenhead