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March 13, 1781

On March 13, 1781, English astronomer, William Herschel, ran to his sister, Caroline Herschel, who was also an astronomer, and excitedly told her that he had just discovered Uranus. He babbled on how it was so big and gassy, it … Continue reading

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March 12, 1969

March 12, 1969, the fame seeking Sgt Norman Pilcher of the Drugs Squad, raided the home of George and Patti Harrison in Esher, Surrey, UK, while they were at the wedding of Paul McCartney. They claimed to have found 120 … Continue reading

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March 6, 1665

On March 6, 1665, Henry Oldenburg, the first Secretary of the Royal Society, published the first issue of ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’, the world’s longest-running scientific journal. Young Mary Billington was the first centerfold and her turn-offs consisted … Continue reading

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February 27, 1939

On February 27, 1939, in Essex, England, the Borley Rectory, the infamously most haunted house in England, burnt to the ground. The Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that gained its notoriety after being described as such by the psychic … Continue reading

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February 24, 1807

On February 24, 1807, in London, England, approximately 40 thousand people gathered at Newgate Prison to watch the hanging of John Holloway, Owen Heggerty and Elizabeth Godfrey. Holloway and Heggerty had been convicted for the murder of lavender-water shop owner … Continue reading

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February 19, 1700

February 19, 1700, was the last day of usage in Denmark of the Julian Calendar, as it was adapting to the cool, new Gregorian calendar that all the rich kid nations, like England, Spain and France were using. Why did … Continue reading

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February 17, 1795

On February 17, 1795, amateur gardener and marrier of ugly women, Thomas Seddal harvested an 18 lb 5 oz potato from his garden in Chester, England. When people would come and look at it, they’d almost always claim that it … Continue reading

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February 5, 1953

On February 5, 1953, in Great Britain, the sweet and sugar rationing that started in World War II, ended, just eight short years after the end of the war. Candy shop and confectionaries nationwide in England braced for the onslaught … Continue reading

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February 2, 1349

On February 2, 1349, the Bubonic Plague was ravaging through Europe and England, and in London, there were at least 200 human bodies a day being buried. While most everyone in London considered this to be a horrible, apocalyptic time, … Continue reading

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January 30, 1661

On January 30, 1661, England executed Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector and Ruler of the Commonwealth of England for regicide. The common people of England didn’t really care that he had Charles I executed on January 30, 1649, twelve years … Continue reading

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