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September 13, 122

On September 13, 122 CE, the Roman Army began building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. The wall was to stop the Scottish barbarians from coming south and raiding the newly settled Roman farms and cities. Did it work? No. It … Continue reading

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September 8, 2015

On September 8, 2015, British researchers revealed that evidence of a larger version of Stonehenge had been found about 2 miles from the original Stonehenge location. They had identified 90 buried stones that had been found through the use of … Continue reading

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September 6, 1620

On September 6, 1620, the Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to set up their own little religious colony in the New World. Contrary to popular American belief, the Pilgrims did not leave England because they weren’t allowed … Continue reading

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September 5, 2003

On September 5, 2003, “magician” David Blaine had himself encased in a clear plastic box. This box was then suspended by a crane over the banks of the River Thames. He remained there until October 19 while he went without … Continue reading

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September 3, 1658

On September 3, 1658, after the death of Oliver Cromwell, Richard Cromwell succeeded his father as Lord Protector of England. Richard was not prepared to rule England as the Lord Protector and he knew it, especially since the Army had … Continue reading

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August 31, 1888

On August 31, 1888, the police of London, England found the body of Mary Ann Nichols, the first confirmed kill of Jack the Ripper. The world’s current fascination with serial killers was born this day.

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August 28, 2004

On August 28, 2004, senior citizen, George Brunstad, at age 70, became the oldest person to swim the English Channel. When asked why he did it, he said that his wife Ethel had recently retired and was finding way too … Continue reading

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August 24, 1751

On August 24, 1751, Englishman Thomas Colley was executed for drowning a witch. Colley was one of the leaders of a mob that seized an elderly couple, John and Ruth Osborne, from a workhouse in Tring, Hertfordshire and accused them … Continue reading

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July 28, 754

On July 28, 754 CE, Pope Stephen II made Pippin de Korte, King of France. Why is this important? Because if a religious leader can make you king, he can also take it away. This gives good insight in why … Continue reading

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July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017, the scientific journal, “Human Reproduction Update” reported that sperm counts in the western World have halved in the last forty years. The researchers stated that they aren’t sure why this has happened, but in Britain, it … Continue reading

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