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

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

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-12-18

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    Do you know what happened on this day ............?


    On this day .....In 1917 the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing prohibition of alcohol, was passed by the US congress.In 1916 The Battle of Verdun, the longest engagement of World War I, ended after 10 months, with enormous loss of life. 1987 Ivan Boesky, the so-called US ‘King of Arbitrage’ was sentenced to three years’ for insider dealing. Some of his testimony led to the Department of Trade and Industry investigating Guinness’s takeover of Distillers, with widespread repercussions. The Queen attended a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in 2012, the first monarch since 1781.In 2013 the Bank of England announced plans to switch to plastic banknotesThe end of an era, in 2015 we saw the closure of Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire. The pit was the last remaining deep coal mine in Britain.

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