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May 2015

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Star Wars

Star Wars

On this day in 1977, the world-famous film Star Wars TM was released. Check out our space-themed activities and resources.

UK Fuel Rations End

UK Fuel Rations End

On this day in 1950, the petrol rationing of World War II came to an end.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

On this day in 1937, San Francisco’s famous bridge opened.

Sir Francis Chichester Arrives Home

Sir Francis Chichester Arrives Home

On this day in 1967, Sir Francis Chichester became the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. On-line resources

Everest Conquered

Everest Conquered

On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Check out our mountains-themed activities and resources.

 
Big Ben

Big Ben

London’s famous clock rang out for the first time on this day in 1859.

June 2015

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Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Celebrate with our activities and resources.

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

On this day in 1937, the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson, the divorcee who he abdicated the throne to marry.

First recorded solar eclipse

First recorded solar eclipse

On this day in 781BC the first record of a solar eclipse was made, in China.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

This event is organised by the United Nations to raise awareness of environmental issues. Take a look at our activities and resources on this theme.

D-Day

D-Day

The climactic battle of World War II, D-Day, started on this day in 1944, when more than 150,000 Allied troops were landed by amphibious vehicles on the beaches of Normandy in France. Have a look at our WWII resources.

 

June 2015

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World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

Raising awareness of the importance of oceans. Find out more. A wide range of resources are available on-line including The Oceans and Using Oceans.

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

On this day in 1958, London Gatwick airport was opened.

First University Boat Race (1829)

First University Boat Race (1829)

On this day in 1829, the first of the famous boat races between Oxford and Cambridge was held. (Oxford won.)

Hovercraft launched

Hovercraft launched

On this day in 1959, the Hovercraft, which was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell, was officially launched off England’s south coast.

 
Alexander the Great (323 BC)

Alexander the Great (323 BC)

On this day in 323 BC, Alexander the Great, who created the largest empire in the world, died at the age of 33.

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

In this day in 1839, the village of Henley, in Oxfordshire, staged its first Regatta on the River Thames

June 2015

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First human blood transfusion (1667)

First human blood transfusion (1667)

The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys on this day in 1667.

First woman in space

First woman in space

On this day in 1963, the first woman, Russian Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into space. Take a look at our exciting space resources.

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

On this day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour. There are 354 steps inside the statue.

 
Magna Carta Signed (1215)

Magna Carta Signed (1215)

On this day in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed

'Jaws' arrives in cinemas (1975)

'Jaws' arrives in cinemas (1975)

On this day in 1975, Steven Spielberg’s film about sharks was released in cinemas.

 

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