Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London was a major fire that destroyed much of central London. It lasted from September 2nd to September 5th 1666. It arrived right after the Great Plague of London (1665-1666). Before the Fire London was only just recovering from the Great Plague of London (1665-1666), a…
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Great Plague of London

The Great Plague of London happened between 1665 and 1666. Background: The Time of Plague The 1665 plague is England's 3rd worst disaster by death toll Plague was a major disease in Europe for hundreds of years ('The Black Death' plague alone killed between 75 million and 200 million people…
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RMS Titanic Sinks

The RMS Titanic (RMS = Royal Mail Ship) hit an iceberg on April 14th, 1912. It sank in the early hours of April 15th. More than 1500 people died. The Unsinkable Ship At nearly 270m long, Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the world when it was built. It…
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Dunblane Massacre

The Dunblane Massacre was a school shooting that occurred on March 13th, 1996, in the town of Dunblane, Scotland. 16 children (all 5 or 6 years old) and one teacher died before the gunman killed himself. The killings - the second major spree shooting in the UK, after 1987's Hungerford…
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1997 General Election

The 1997 General Election (held on May 1st, 1997) is famous because it broke the Conservative Party's run of power in the UK. The Labour Party, lead by Tony Blair, won. It was the beginning of 'New Labour' being in power. Before the election 3 elections earlier, in 1983, the…
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Hillsborough Disaster

The Hillsborough Disaster was an incident that occurred on April 15th, 1989, at the Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield. 96 people died and 766 people were injured. Previous Problems with Football Stadiums The 1970s and 1980s had been terrible for the reputation of English football fans: safety was low, and hooligans fighting…
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