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1965: Wilson cuts flow of oil to Rhodesia

December 17, 2020 admin 0

DEC 17, 1965: Just 5 weeks after the illegal declaration of independence by Rhodesia, the British government has tightened the screws on the rebel colony by imposing oil sanctions and asking other countries to join […]

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Amundsen reaches South Pole

December 14, 2020 admin 0

1911: Roald Amundsen’s team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole. Using a route along the previously unknown Axel Heiberg Glacier, they arrived […]

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1944: Funeral for hero Rommel

October 18, 2020 admin 0

The state funeral of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took place in Ulm, Germany on this day in 1944. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of […]

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1922: BBC founded on this day

October 18, 2020 admin 0

It was today in 1922 that the British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) was founded by a consortium, to establish a nationwide network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service. Licensed by the British […]

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Poland marks 81st anniversary of start of WWII

September 2, 2020 admin 0

Polish President Andrzej Duda took part in an early morning ceremony in Westerplatte, near Gdansk, on Tuesday to mark the 81st anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. “Here on Westerplatte, Polish soldiers were […]

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Bygones: NHS turn to Cyprus for false teeth

September 1, 2020 admin 0

1948: Britain has ordered a mammoth quantity of false teeth from Cyprus. Four hundred thousand false teeth will be flown to England at the soonest. The consignment, which is expected to be delivered in late […]