Tag: anniversaries

Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

Today marks the 202nd birthday of the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Here is a Wikipedia entry about his life along with links to other sites about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today in the United States marks the Martin Luther King Jr Day federal holiday which is held on this day each year on what would have been his birthday. Here is some more information about the day and the man himself:

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H. G. Wells

Today would have marked the 144th birthday of the British Author, H. G. Wells. Wells, along with writers such as Jules Verne, was one of the first authors of science fiction with titles such as The Invisible Man, The Time

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Jimi Hendrix

Saturday marked the fortieth anniversary of the death of the legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. In tribute to one of the world’s greatest guitar players, here is his official site: http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/home

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Battle of Britain

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain when the RAF destroyed Hitler’s plans to invade the British Isles. Here are a few sites with information and archive footage about the battle, including the RAF Roll of

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Happy 70th Birthday, Bugs Bunny

On 27th July 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in the film ‘A Wild Hare’. Here is some information about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny

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Birthdays

As we are now half way through the year it would be fair to say that quite a few birthdays have been celebrated by now. Here is a Wikipedia article with lots of links and information about how birthdays are

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Anzac and Gallipoli

Yesterday was Anzac Day, marking the anniversary of the allied expedition to capture the Gallipoli peninsula and the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. You can learn more about the

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Titanic

Today is the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and whilst it’s not yet the big 100th, we thought we would commemerate the occassion. To find out more about the Titanic http://www.titanic-titanic.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic To see video of the

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North Pole

One hundred and one years ago today an American Naval Engineer, Robert Peary, reached the North Pole. Whether he was the first person to reach the most northerly point in the world has been hotly debated over the years. In

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