On This Day

Facts and trivia for every day of the year

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ISBN: 9780008313623
Publisher: Times Books
Published: 4 October, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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What connects Lech Walesa and Coronation Street? Read on and all will be revealed …Historic events find their place alongside mundane facts of trivia and popular culture in this day-by-day guide to the key events for each day in the calendar year. From the pages of The Times' On This Day section, discover the connections between people, events and places across the centuries and learn intriguing facts about world and British history and popular culture.• A day-by day approach to the key events for each day across the years• Familiar and lesser-known events are entwined across the ages• Uncover little-known historical facts about your own special dates• Educational and entertaining facts in equal measure• Contains a helpful index arranged by year to help you find those key event anniversariesThese fascinating facts, trivia, events, milestones and landmarks are selected from the fields of history, warfare, politics, medicine, science, sport, space exploration, literature, popular culture, etc. Together they offer a blend of key events that have shaped world history or society in one form or other. On 9th December 1960 the first episode of Coronation Street was screened and on the same date in 1990 Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland.

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