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The Times On This Day: Facts and Trivia for Every Day of the Year
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James Owen
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The Times On This Day: Facts and Trivia for Every Day of the Year

James Owen



Social & cultural history;
Trivia & quiz question books


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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.

By:   James Owen
Imprint:   Times
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 184mm,  Width: 117mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9780008313623
ISBN 10:   0008313628
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

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