Today marks what would have been the 163rd Birthday of the inventor and scientist, Thomas Edison. Among the many things he has contributed to, including electric power and cinematography, he is also credited as an influence on the development of …

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Today marks the sixty-ninth anniversary of the Battle of Britain where the RAF defeated the Luftwaffe, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain. Here is the Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Britain which has several links to websites and …

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Forty years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to step onto the lunar surface. Here’s a collection of video clips, pictures and articles from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2009/moon_landing/default.stm The University of Portsmouth Library also has a display …

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Today is the 156th Birthday of the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Here is a website with biographical details, sections on paintings, drawings, sketches and stories about him: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/ And here is the website on the Vincent Van Gogh Museum …

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Today marks the fortieth anniversary since the first flight of a concorde. Here is an interactive site from British Airways full of information about the supersonic airline: http://www.britishairways.com/concorde/index.html The BBC also have a webpage that was published when Concorde was retired in …

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