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Queen Elizabeth II becomes world’s oldest Monarch

London: Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has become the world’s oldest monarch following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, media reported Friday. 163 more words

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“Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. 580 more words

The Great Injustice

Recently I went to see the movie The Imitation Game and what a brilliant film it was. There was an outstanding performance by Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the man who cracked the enigma code and assisted the Allies in World War II. 1,056 more words

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DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA

NZ Observer, 26 January 1901

The mournful intelligence of the death of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria came to hand just as this edition was being finally closed. 243 more words

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January 22nd in History

1506 – In September 1505, the first contingent of the Swiss Guard was sent to Rome to serve as Pontifical bodyguards. The contingent numbered 150 highly-trained pikemen, renowned across Europe for their unbent morale. 565 more words

On this day: Queen Victoria died in 1901

On the 22nd of January, 1901, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland died at the age of eighty-one.

A woman who inherited the throne at eighteen, she reigned for sixty-three years and seven months and was Britain’s longest-serving monarch, as well as the world’s longest-serving female monarch. 50 more words

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On this day: Queen Victoria died in 1901

On the 22nd of January, 1901, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland died at the age of eighty-one.

A woman who inherited the throne at eighteen, she reigned for sixty-three years and seven months and was Britain’s longest-serving monarch, as well as the world’s longest-serving female monarch. 50 more words

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