Watergate Scandal

The Watergate Scandal was a major political scandal in the US. Originally an investigation into a break-in at an apartment and office complex, the story and cover-up discovered by journalists and the FBI ended up bringing down President Richard Nixon. He is the only President to date who has resigned.…
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Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami (also known as the 'Boxing Day Tsunami') was a catastrophic event that occurred on December 26th 2004. At local time an earthquake measuring and lasting 8-10 minutes - the the longest in time and third largest in force ever recorded - struck in the ocean near…
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NHS Founded

The National Health Service came into existence in 1948. It gave all citizens of the United Kingdom health care coverage, with the cost covered purely by taxation. William Beveridge Continuing a Plan Prior to the arrival of the NHS, Britain's health care system was organised according to the 1911 National…
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World War II

World War II (also called 'The Second World War') was a global conflict. It ran from 1939 to 1945, involved over 30 countries and 100m people, and resulted in 50-85m deaths. It remains the deadliest conflict in world history. The Shadow of World War I World War I (1914-1919) had…
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Decimal Day

February 15th 1971 saw the UK move its money to the decimal system. The Old System Britain's old currency system was based on 3s, 12s and 20s Before decimalisation the UK used the Empirical System, based on 3s, 12s and 20s. Within this system, there were five different types of…
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World War I

World War I (also called The First World War, or The Great War) lasted from 1914-1919 and directly resulted in at least 9 million deaths. The main protagonists were European powers, but due to their influence fighting extended outside Europe's borders. Build-Up: Imperialism In the early 20th century European powers…
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