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The Times On This Day

by James Owen

The Times On This Day Synopsis

Do you know when the Duke of Albemarle arranged Britain's first boxing match, between his butler and his butcher? Or when the first speeding fine was issued for exceeding 2 mph in a built-up area? The Times On This Day is a fascinating delve into often significant, and sometimes unusual, moments throughout history. From the Register section of The Times, 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 connected 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 anniversaries These 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008313623
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: James Owen
Publisher: Times Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Trivia & quiz question books,

About James Owen

James Owen is an author, historian and journalist who has written regularly for The Times for the last 15 years.

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