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Sunday, 30 April 2017

George Washington



On 30 April 1789 George Washington was inaugrated as the first president of the USA www.localhistories.org/washingtonpres.html

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

San Jacinto

On 21 April 1836 the Texans defeated the Mexicans at the battle of San Jacinto. Afterwards Texas became an independent republic. www.localhistories.org/texas.html 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Fort Sumter

On 12 April 1861 confederate General Beauregard fired on the union held Fort Sumter. It was the first action of the American Civil War. http://www.localhistories.org/americancivilwar.html

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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

Friday, 7 April 2017

Dick Turpin



On 7 April 1739 Dick Turpin was hanged. Although we remember him as a highwayman he was hanged for horse stealing. And far from being a dashing hero he was a thug. www.localhistories.org/highwaymen