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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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24th of May 2018

24th of May 2018 is the 144th day of the year.
It is Empire Day...more.

This day in history:

1337: The Hundred Years War begins - ...more
1683: Ashmolean Museum Opens - ...more
1862: Westminster Bridge Opens - ...more
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British quote for the day:

When I make a joke I always laugh quickly so there is no doubt about it - Somerset Maugham.

Born today:

William Gilbert - 1544, Robert Parsons - 1546, John Maitland - 1616, John Mayow - 1641, Queen Victoria - 1819, Joseph Rowntree - 1836, Susan Isaacs - 1885, Gwyn Jones - 1907, Stanley Baxter - 1926, Steven Norris - 1945, Jim Broadbent - 1949, Kristin Scott-Thomas - 1960, Dermot O'Leary - 1973.

Died today:

George Rodney - 1792, Stanley Hooker - 1984, John Wain - 1994, Harold Wilson - 1995.

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Brit Quote:
Fond memory brings the light of other days around me. - Thomas More
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On this day:
The Hundred Years War begins - 1337, Ashmolean Museum Opens - 1683, Westminster Bridge Opens - 1862
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