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Online review site Trip Advisor has banned all reviews written in Welsh. (Trip Advisor is arguably the world's largest travel websi...

On This Day

28th May

1503 – James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor were married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion resulted in a peace that lasted ten years.

1533 – The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.

1859 – Big Ben was drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster.

1934 – The Glyndebourne festival in England was inaugurated.

1937 – Neville Chamberlain became British Prime Minister.

1942 – In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia killed over 1800 people.

1952 – Women in Greece were given the right to vote.

1959: Two monkeys, Abe and Baker, became the first living creatures to survive a space mission. (Able died from the effects of anesthesia given for removal of implanted electrodes.)

1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization was formed.

1971 – Audie Murphy died.

1982 – British forces defeated Argentine forces at the Battle of Goose Green.

2002 – Mars Odyssey found signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.

2003 – Peter Hollingworth became the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declared Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

Interesting Fact - Studying

Go shoeless
According to a study by Bournemouth University schoolchildren who don't wear shoes in their lessons are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who do.

(Experts believe that by leaving their shoes outside the classroom pupils feel more at home, and relaxed.

An added bonus is that it cuts down on cleaning bills.  No more muddy floors, although holey socks might be an embarrasment.)

Next session online, everyone must take their shoes off.

Today

25th May

Towel Day