Battle of Braddock Down
Battle of Braddock Down The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion
The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion 1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid
1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid

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Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress - John Clapham.

Born today:

James Watt - 1738, Henry Bessemer - 1813, Matthew Webb - 1848, Augustine Birrell - 1850, George MacBeth - 1932, Julian Barnes - 1946, Simon Rattle - 1955, Wayne Hemmingway - 1961, Jenson Button - 1980.

Died today:

William Congreve - 1729, Frank Ramsey - 1930, Bill McLaren - 2010.

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Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters. - John Major
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On this day:
Battle of Braddock Down - 1643, 1st British town hit by a Zeppelin raid - 1915, The Silvertown TNT Plant Explosion - 1917
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