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4th August  1914 – Germany declared war on Belgium 1914 – Britain declared war on Germany. 1914 – The US declared neutrality. A woman gives flowers to a German soldier leaving for the front, Berlin, August 1914 pic.twitter.com/AbpfIdFCN9— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) August 5, 2014 1944 – Anne Frank was arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police […]

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20th June 451 – Flavius Aetius’ defeated Attila the Hun. 1214 – The University of Oxford received its charter. 1631 – The Irish village of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates. 1685 – James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of England at Bridgwater. 1756 – A British garrison was imprisoned in the […]

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10th June 1184 BC – The city of Troy was sacked and burned. 1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon. 1692 – Salem Village. Bridget Bishop, the first colonist tried in the Salem witch trials, was hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. (In 1956 the Massachusetts General Court […]

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6th June 1944 – The Battle of Normandy began as thousands of Allied troops started landing on the beaches of Normandy in northern Franc: the beginning of D-Day, which was code named Operation Overlord, 1966 – James Meredith, the first black man to brave the colour bar at the University of Mississippi, was shot in […]