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150th anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust

Considered by critics to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist, critic, and essayist, wrote the monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past). By the age of nine, Proust had had … Continue reading “150th anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust”

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4 July NHS Thank You Day

On Sunday 4 July, the Together coalition will lead a national day of thanks and recognition to celebrate the incredible work of our NHS staff, as well as all key workers and others in our communities who have helped us through this challenging year. 5 July 1948 was the day that our pioneering National Health … Continue reading “4 July NHS Thank You Day”

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Tulsa Race Massacre 1921

The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was one of the most severe incidents of racial violence in U.S. history. The massacre began during the Memorial Day weekend after 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a Black shoeshiner, was accused of assaulting Sarah Page, a 17-year-old White elevator operator of the nearby Drexel Building. The police were called, and … Continue reading “Tulsa Race Massacre 1921”

31 May 2021 by
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Wesak (Buddha Day)

This most important Buddhist festival is known as either Wesak, Vesak or Buddha Day, and is celebrated annually on the full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May, or in early June. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment and the death of Buddha. The day is observed as a public … Continue reading “Wesak (Buddha Day)”

26 May 2021 by