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24th April.  1909 Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100 metre 3-legged race in 11 seconds

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100 years ago today the seminal event in Irish History post famine started - The Easter Rebellion of 1916! The only rebellion in History that Irish people were totally against and the British Establishment managed to turn that around within a month into massive popular support leading to Independence 5 years down the road!

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25th April.  1792 Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier

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26th April. 1564 William Shakespeare baptized

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3 hours ago, JKay said:

26th April. 1564 William Shakespeare baptized

Will Shakespeare goes into the Thatch Tavern in Stratford

Landlord says 'you're bard'

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35 minutes ago, Coventrypunter said:

Will Shakespeare goes into the Thatch Tavern in Stratford

Landlord says 'you're bard'

Why? Much ado about nothing methinks!

 

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On 24/04/2016 at 5:37 PM, JKay said:

24th April.  1909 Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100 metre 3-legged race in 11 seconds

think you will find that is 100 yards.

the 100M WR in those days was not much less than 11 secs

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27th April. 1908 4th modern Olympic games open in London.

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28 April 1944 - The Slapton Sands Disaster claims up to 750 American lives as troops rehearse for the D-Day landings

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5 hours ago, JKay said:

28 April 1944 - The Slapton Sands Disaster claims up to 750 American lives as troops rehearse for the D-Day landings

I'd never heard of it. Thanks, JKay.

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 5:43 PM, raylondoner said:

Why? Much ado about nothing methinks!

 

will shakespeare picks up his pencil to stsrt writing and says 2B or not 2B

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Phil Tufnell born 29/4/66

 

1945 – World War II: TheCaptain-class frigate HMSGoodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II.

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3 hours ago, Coventrypunter said:

will shakespeare picks up his pencil to stsrt writing and says 2B or not 2B

 

 

 Don't you mean 2BB or not 2BB   ,  I wrote that    ,

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13 hours ago, Colonel Bonkers said:

I'd never heard of it. Thanks, JKay.

...may have been many more due to the news black out and the cover-up that followed.

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30th April  311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire

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1st May 1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead

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2nd May 1982: British sub sinks Argentine cruiser

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3rd May 1951: King George opens Festival of Britain

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4th May 1979 - Margaret Thatcher first woman elected prime minister  in UK

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4th May 1982: Argentines destroy HMS Sheffield

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5th May 1967: First all-British satellite 'Ariel 3' launched

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6th May 1954: Bannister breaks four-minute mile

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7th May 1945: Germany signs unconditional surrender

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8th May 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

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25 minutes ago, JKay said:

8th May 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

Kray Trial story that still goes the rounds among lawyers: the evening after he sent them down Melford Stevenson was guest of honour at one of the Inns of Court. In an after-dinner speech he is reputed to have said:"Throughout the trial the two men only ever said two things that had any basis in truth.The first was when they called Prosecuting Counsel a fat slob, and the second was when they said the judge was biased against them."

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