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The first successful implant of monkey testicles in a man dates from 1920. A French doctor of Russian descent, Serge Voronoff, performed the operation. By 1930, some 500 men could be found in France... [Item of the Day]
Robert Owen was the "father" of the Co-operative movement. One of his creations in 1832 was the National Equitable Labour Exchange. This was a mutual exchange system for workers' products and... [Item of the Day]
At the end of the 60s the Catholics in Northern Ireland increasingly revolted against Protestant domination. The tensions came to a head at the Orange march in Londonderry in August 1969. Following... [Item of the Day]
Coarse linen was spun and woven by female country workers in Forfarshire, Scotland, during the 19th century. This became a fast-growing trade. On May 24, 1838, one of the weavers, Elizabeth Peter,... [Item of the Day]
The release of 'Never mind the Bollocks', the new album of the Sex Pistols, was hot news in November 1977. And not only because of its provocative music. On 5 November 1977 a manager of a record shop... [Item of the Day]
Britain's most bitter industrial dispute of recent times started with the announcement that a Yorkshire pit at Cortonwood was to close. On 5 March 1984 miners all over Yorkshire walked out. The next... [Item of the Day]
The Daily Graphic was a lively daily with solid political news reports as well as 'tear jerkers.' A case in the divorce court drew a great deal of attention on 18 February 1895.An English merchant... [Item of the Day]