BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 24TH MAY

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 24th May in years gone by.

In  1543 Nicholas Copernicus received the first copy of On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, on his deathbed.

1n 1819 Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born in Kensington Palace.

In 1956 the first Eurovision Song Contest was held.

In 2014 we went to the new Wembley Stadium for a play-off final.

Celestial motion

foretelling the birth of an

amazing new world.

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Marie

Building Blocks of History 17th May

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 17th May in years gone by.

In  1620 the world’s first merry-go-round appeared at a Bulgarian fair.

In 1861 Thomas cook’s first package holiday began – London Bridge to Paris.

In 1943 Wing commander Guy Gibson lead the Dam Busters raid.

In 2014 we spent the day Geocaching in Leicester.

Happy voyagers

searching across the oceans

a contented heart.

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Marie

Building blocks of History 10th May

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 10th May in years gone by.

In  1720 the first spreadable mustard paste went on sale in the UK.

In 1943 Laszlo Biro patented the ball point pen.

In 1994 Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the President of SA.

In 2013 we came across this macabre sight while walking in Cumbria.

Ingenuity

tenacious perseverance

creativity.

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Marie

 

Building Blocks of History 26th April

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 26th April in years gone by.

In  1514 Copernicus made his first observations of Saturn.

In 1564 William Shakespeare was christened.

In 1921 the police in London began using motor bikes.

In 2013 my class fell in love with this white wallaby.

Mathematician,

poet, imaginative

original thinkers.

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Marie

 

BUILDING BLOCKS OF HISTORY 19th April

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 19th April in years gone by.

 

In  1637 Amye Everard became the first woman to be granted a patent for her saffron and rose tincture.

In 1934 Shirley Temple’s first film was released.

In 1956 Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier.

In 2016 I took my class to Cadbury World.

 

Saffron and roses

And rich intense vanilla

fragrant luxuries.

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Marie

 

Building Blocks of History 12th April

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 12th April in years gone by.

In  1911 Pierre Prier made the first nonstop flight from London to Paris.

In 1961 Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth.

In 1992 Euro Disney opened.

In 2011 a sunny walk by the river in Bath.

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Days of spring sunshine

and magical daydreams of

whimsical ventures.

 

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Marie

 

Building Blocks of History 5th April

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 5th April in years gone by.

In  1725  Giovanni Giacomo Casanova was born.

In 1895 Oscar Wilde lost his libel case against the Marquis of Queensberry.

In 1910 kissing was banned on French railways because it caused delays.

In 2015 we had a great trip to Kew Gardens.

Romance in the air

With no thought for the future

But time breaks the spell.

 

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