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VE Day 8 May

VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War Two of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday 8 May 1945. The British public is being urged to share stories and memories of those who lived through the war to mark this year’s VE … Continue reading “VE Day 8 May”

7 May 2020 by
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Sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870– 21 January 1924), better known as Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician and political theorist who served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist … Continue reading “Sesquicentennial anniversary of the birth of Lenin”

21 April 2020 by
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Sestercentennial of the birth of William Wordsworth

  William Wordsworth (7 April 1770–23 April 1850) was born in what is now named Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumberland in the Lake District.  He was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Wordsworth’s magnum opus is … Continue reading “Sestercentennial of the birth of William Wordsworth”

1 April 2020 by
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I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date – Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humourist, and political cartoonist  prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements … Continue reading “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date – Bicentenary of the birth of Sir John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland”

26 February 2020 by
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Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday

Tom and Jerry are celebrating 80 years of cat and mouse high jinks. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the duo debuted in the short “Puss Gets the Boot” in 1940, though at the time they were called Jasper and Jinx. They went on to star in 164 animated shorts produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film … Continue reading “Tom and Jerry Fans are celebrating the beloved duo’s 80th birthday”

12 February 2020 by