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On This Day In History Dec 27 – Stagger Lee Really Did

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Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, showing the manner in which Pakistan takes its politics really quite seriously. At least one other PM of the place...

On This Day In History 26 Dec – The English Celebrate The Invention Of...

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Today is Boxing Day, the ritual whereby the English celebrate the invention of the box. No, it wasn't St Stephen, we don't know who,...

On This Day In History 25 December – Nope, Not Jesus’ Day Of Birth

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December 25th is not actually the day of Jesus' birth - everyone was using a rather different calendar back then anyway. Rather, it's as...

On This Day In History Dec 23

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Basil Hume was known to pray for the conversion of England - as the Archbishop he was rather supposed to. This is why, today's...

On This Day In History Dec 22 – Dreyfus Shows Why Not To Trust...

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History has lessons and echoes for us. For example, from Dec 22: In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a...