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1874: St Mary's Hospital, London, chemically produced...

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1874

St Mary's Hospital , London, chemically produced the drug heroin from morphine; it was later patented in the 1890s by the pharmaceutical company Bayer .

2 May 1643: The medieval cross in Cheapside, a work of...

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2 May 1643

The medieval cross in Cheapside, a work of art and a landmark (where seditious or heretical books were formerly burned and their authors punished), was demolished.

1991: The first female president of the Amateur...

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1991

The first female president of the Amateur Athletic Association , Dame Marea Hartman , took up her post.

12 February 1912: China declared itself a Republic after Sun...

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12 February 1912

China declared itself a Republic after Sun Yat-sen 's Revolution.

3 November 1957: Sputnik 2 was launched by the Soviet Union,...

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3 November 1957

Sputnik 2 was launched by the Soviet Union, carrying a dog named Laika, the first animal to reach orbit around the earth.

3 February 1731: The Daily Advertiser was launched in London:...

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3 February 1731

The Daily Advertiser was launched in London: one of four newspapers (only two dailies) which dominated publishers' book advertising until nearly the century's end.

1938: The conservative Saturday Review ceased publication,...

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1938

The conservative Saturday Review ceased publication, after running since 1855.

3 November 1978: Dominica became independent from Britain...

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3 November 1978

Dominica became independent from Britain.

1863-1869: Madame Rachel (Sarah Rachel Leveison) opened...

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1863-1869

Madame Rachel (Sarah Rachel Leveison) opened the beauty salon Beautiful for Ever at 47 Bond Street, London.

4 October 1802: The Morning Post carried Samuel Taylor Coleridge's...

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4 October 1802

The Morning Post carried Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's Dejection: An Ode, a lamentation over his sense of lost poetic power.

1895: The Matinée Hat appeared; this immense headwear...

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1895

The Matinée Hat appeared; this immense headwear was bedecked with flowers and ribbons.

1889: The Christian Social Union was formed (at...

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1889

Elizabeth Freke

The early-eighteenth-century remembrances of EF were edited in 1913 as a diary, but are regarded by their latest editor as a heterogenous group of two commonplace-books and other papers, together making up a life-story dominated...

: Each adult in England, of either sex, was...

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Spring1554

Each adult in England, of either sex, was required by their bishop to make a formal statement of Catholic faith before they were eligible to make their Easter Communion.

1862: A War Office and Admiralty committee recommended...

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1862

A War Office and Admiralty committee recommended a system of voluntary treatment for diseased prostitutes, rather than legislating their medical care.

November 2012: The Church of England caused national consternation...

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November 2012

The Church of England caused national consternation when its Synod narrowly voted down the opening of its episcopate in Britain to its first women bishops.
Wintour, Patrick, and Lizzy Davies. “Bishop vote sets state against church”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.

1938: Richard Titmuss (not yet a professional sociologist...

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1938

Richard Titmuss (not yet a professional sociologist or writer) argued in Poverty and Population that poverty was causing about 50,000 preventable deaths in Britain every year.

1913: British conductor Ethel Leginska conducted...

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1913

British conductor Ethel Leginska conducted the Boston Philharmonic , the Chicago Women's Symphony , and a women's symphony in Boston, Massachusetts.

1840: Louis Agassiz of Switzerland identified indications...

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1840

Louis Agassiz of Switzerland identified indications of glaciation across northern Europe, initiating the concept of ice ages.

: The Gunning sisters arrived in London from...

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Summer1751

The Gunning sisters arrived in London from Ireland, and created a sensation with their beauty: Maria was aged around seventeen and Elizabeth was a year younger.

October 2018: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

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October 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put out a special report entitled Global Warming of 1.5°C.

June 1761: The Society of Artists of Great Britain held...

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June 1761

The Society of Artists of Great Britain held its annual exhibition in the rooms of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

September 1992: The Oxford and Cambridge Club in London rejected...

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September 1992

The Oxford and Cambridge Club in London rejected a motion to admit women as members instead of as lady associates: a majority of those voting were in favour, but not the required majority of...

1892: The Women's Co-operative Guild held a festival...

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1892

The Women's Co-operative Guild held a festival in Manchester to mark its first decade.

April 1789: The Gentleman's Magazine published Anna Seward's...

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April 1789

The Gentleman's Magazine published Anna Seward 's selection of living celebrated Female Poets.