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Happy 163rd Birthday Thomas Edison!

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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Tatties and Neeps

Whip out the Haggis, prepare your tatties and neeps and raise a glass of whisky to Robert Burns for tonight is Burns night. Tonight Scotland (and the rest of the world) celebrates the life and works of their national poet.

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Armistice Day

At eleven o’clock on this day in 1918, the guns along the Western Front fell silent when both sides declared the Great War to be over. At the same time on this day each year the people of Britain and

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Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget… http://tinyurl.com/ylklc9w Full details of the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday Service can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/yl7lbvo At TOTD we thought it would  be nice to give a special mention to Harry Patch, the last soldier of the

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Never in the Field of Human Conflict was so Much Owed by so Many to so Few

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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Walking on the Moon

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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The Eagle Has Landed

Now, unless you’ve not been watching TV, listening to the radio or reading the newspapers or you’ve been living in a cave, you will know that today is the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Forty years ago

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Happy Birthday Eiffel Tower

Bonjour tout le monde et bienvenue à l’édition de mardi Thing of the Day! Today is the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Eiffel Tower and here is the official website (in Anglais): http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/ For those of you in

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Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh

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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Happy 40th Birthday, Concorde!

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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