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An 1849 visit to the Dead Sea

August 24, 2020 admin 0

1849: An interesting account of an American expedition to the Dead Sea, by Captain Lynch, and a party of 15 persons in two boats, has recently been published. After describing the difficulties of access, he […]

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1942: Shipping losses serious

July 8, 2020 admin 0

1942: THE PRESENT serious present position regarding Allied shipping losses, it is stated authoritatively in London, is naturally being met with every available resource, but as has been indicated, losses are serious. Further attacks on […]

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Today in History – 2 July

July 2, 2020 admin 0

1921 – World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox–Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany. 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives ends with the […]

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1992: Actor Robert Morley dies

June 3, 2020 admin 0

The actor, dramatist, raconteur, humorous writer and wit, Robert Morley died on this day in 1992. He was 84. His son, the late theatre critic Sheridan Morley, said his father died peacefully. During a career […]

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2017: London Bridge attack

June 3, 2020 admin 0

On 3 June 2017, a terrorist vehicle-ramming and stabbing took place in London, England. A van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing on the south bank of the River Thames. Its […]