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TRIVIA TRAIL: HISTORIC CORRECTION METHOD

Question: How long have people been using rubbers /erasers (depending on where you live) to remove errors from written work?

Answer: Since 1770, when an English engineer by the name of Edward Nairne discovered a piece of rubber worked better than the pieces of bread he’d hitherto been using.

http://www.historyofpencils.com/writing-instruments-history/history-of-eraser/

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HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC FREEBIE: SCHOOL MILK

My relationship with milk ended when I tossed my bottle at the age of eleven months because – I was told – I didn’t like the new nipple. 77 more words

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HISTORY SHARE: HISTORIC EDUCATION: BOARDING SCHOOLS

When a friend and I were reminiscing about being child devotees of books like Enid Blyton Mallory Towers, Naughtiest Girl, & St. Clare’s series, and Anthony Buckeridge’s Jennings series we both admitted to thinking that life at boarding schools sounded like great fun and had wanted to go to one ourselves. 66 more words

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HISTORY SHARE: FIRST FEMALE OXFORD DEGREES

Seems Oxford was a little quicker off the mark than Cambridge when it came to granting full degrees to those brazen female students.

https://campusoxford.com/1923-2/

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TRIVIA TRAIL: FIRST REGULARLY EDUCATED PRINCESS

A Back-To-School trivia question.

Question: Who was the first British princess to receive a regular education?

Answer: Princess Alexandra of Kent.

https://www.macleans.ca/archives/a-new-way-to-bring-up-a-princess/

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