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Orient Express steams into service

June 6, 2019 admin 0

THE legendary Orient Express – which carved an international reputation running through the heart of Europe – began operating on this day in 1883. The first passengers on the Express could not travel the whole […]

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1967: Stockport air disaster kills 84

June 4, 2019 admin 0

On this day in 1967, a British Midland Airways Canadair Argonaut crashed near Stockport, Cheshire, killing sixty-nine passengers and three crew members. The airliner, call sign “Hotel Golf,” was returning to Manchester with holidaymakers from […]

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1835: Barnum kicks-off first tour of the USA

June 2, 2019 admin 0

ON THIS day in 1835, Phineas Taylor Barnum began his first tour of the USA. Barnum was an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey […]

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1533: Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England

June 1, 2019 admin 0

Anne Boleyn – once described as a  brilliant, pure, and injured woman – was crowned Queen of England on this day in 1533. Henry VIII’s stormy marriage to her, and her execution by beheading, made […]