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This Week In History... (23rd - 28th February)

23rd February
1633 – The birth of Samuel Pepys, London diarist, Secretary to the Admiralty and creator of the modern Royal Navy.

1920 – The first regular broadcasting service in Britain started from Marconi’s studio in Writtle, near Chelmsford. 471 more words

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This Week In History: February 23-March 1

February 23, 1848: The French Revolution of 1848 begins.

February 24, 1809: London’s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute. 51 more words

Regency

Christchurch - this week in history (February 23 to March 1)

February 24, 1881
First century in first class cricket scored by G. Watson for Canterbury.

February 25, 1908
Theatre Royal opens. This is the building which exists today, the third to bear the name. 128 more words

Christchurch

This Week In History: The Beatles, The Jacksons & Starship

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,062 more words

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This Week In History: February 16-22

February 16, 1899: Knattspyrnufelag Reykjavikur, Iceland’s first football club, is founded.

February 17, 1753: February 17 is followed by March 1 in Sweden as the country moves from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. 84 more words

Regency

This Week In History: Sly & the Family Stone, Eddie Kendricks & Madonna

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge.

“Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,216 more words

Features