On this day in history ...........................

    On this day in history ...........................

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-12-12

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    TheBoldAge looks at a few events in past times


    On this day ...In 1908 We had the start of the first Australian Rugby League tour of Britain.National Service for all men aged between 18 and 26 was introduced in 1948In 1955 Christopher Cockerell patented his prototype of the hovercraft, which he had tested using a hair-dryer and tin cansThe 6 day Balcombe Street siege ended peacefully in London. Four IRA gunmen released their two hostages and surrendered to police in 1975.Sounds a bit familiar. The US Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore, settling the recount dispute in Florida's 2000 presidential election.In 2015 the COP21 climate change summit in Paris reached a deal between the 195 countries involved to limit the rise in global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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