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1945: The Potsdam Conference

July 17, 2019 admin 0

July 17th, 1945: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.  

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1937: Japan flies into the aviation record books

April 9, 2019 admin 0

1937: TWO Japanese airmen, bearing their Coronation goodwill message arrived at Croydon having completed their record-breaking flight from Tokyo in 3 days 22 hrs and 18 minutes. They covered the distance of about 10,000 miles […]

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1968: F2 Racing star Jim Clark killed

April 7, 2019 admin 0

1968: BRITISH star Jim Clark, the greatest winner in Grand Prix motor ‘racing, was killed today. His car skidded off the track and somersaulted into a wood at top speed during a Formula Two race […]

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1955: Churchill resigns, Eden to take over

April 7, 2019 admin 0

1955: Sir WINSTON CHURCHILL has resigned from his position as Prime Minister. He will continue to represent Woodford in the House of Commons. The following announcement was made from Buckingham Palace at 5 p.m. yesterday: […]

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Huckleberry Finn becomes worldwide hit

February 18, 2019 admin 0

Published on this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became a worldwide sensation. Huck was the disreputable boy in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” ragged; uncased for, beaten whenever his […]