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Re: This day in history

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jun 15 2022 8:08am

15 June 1215

King John signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede, a meadow by the River Thames near Windsor, England.
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Post by Sarah » Wed Jun 15 2022 10:01am

Just adding as a point of interest... :)
Since "Magna Carta" is a Latin name and Latin would not need the use of an article then it is technically improper to use the definite article with it.

However, both seem to be acceptable in normal usage.
https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... an-article

While we're here, let's bust some myths... ;)
Magna Carta was not intended to be a great charter of rights for all people, but designed by the barons to ensure that their rights were protected against the king's power.
Only four of the 63 clauses in Magna Carta are still valid today - 1 (part), 13, 39 and 40.
https://www.parliament.uk/about/living- ... taclauses/

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Re: This day in history

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jun 15 2022 10:15am

I thought it apposite in relation to the events of yesterday regarding asylum seekers and Rwanda.

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Re: This day in history

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jun 17 2022 8:54am

17 June 1631

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.
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Post by macliam » Fri Jun 17 2022 10:12am

Richard Frost wrote:
Fri Jun 17 2022 8:54am
17 June 1631

Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal, one of India's iconic tourist attractions..... though built by a Muslim ruler in a country that sees no issue in demolishing equally historic Muslim temples :eh:
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Re: This day in history

Post by Richard Frost » Wed Jun 22 2022 9:08am

22 June 1675
The Royal Greenwich Observatory was established by Charles II

22 June 1948 Passengers disembark from The Empire Windrush, it arrived at Tilbury Docks on the 21st June

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Re: This day in history

Post by Richard Frost » Fri Jun 24 2022 8:53am

24 June 1509

Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey, London. He ruled until his death in 1547.

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Post by Sarah » Fri Jun 24 2022 10:15am

24 June 1981

The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It is a 2.22 km (2,430 yd; 7,300 ft; 1.38 mi) single-span road suspension bridge. At the time of opening The Humber Bridge was the longest of its type in the world; it was not surpassed until 1998, with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, and is now the twelfth-longest.

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