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Events (150 years ago today): 1866 - The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.
Births (150 years ago today): 1866 - António José de Almeida, Portuguese physician and politician, 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)
Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (d. 2007)
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Steve Tilson, English footballer and manager
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1916 - Charles Fryatt, English captain (b. 1872)
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SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography
A revision summary grid of historiographical terms
Origins of the Cold War: Essay Writing Advice
Schools of History
Historians and Theory of Knowledge in History
How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the problems of her reign?
To what extent was Elizabeth I to blame for Spain
Elizabethan England: Why did Elizabeth refuse to marry?
Model Essay: In what ways, and with what results, did the Cold War influence relations between Latin America with the United States in the period 1945 to 1957?
75 question Fling the Teacher Quiz on Why did Events in the Gulf Matter?
American Foreign Policy in Latin America, 1945-60: Conclusions
The Gulf War Fling the Teacher Quiz