Rose Wild

@TimesArchive

I'm the Archive Editor of The Times, digging up bits of weird history from 1785 to the present day

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Lion struck by lightning in freak London thunderstorm #onthisday 1942

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He sunk down, without a groan, to eternal rest - the death of Edmund Burke #otd 1797 HT

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Eric Sykes a big hit in Middle East (1967) - "because of their respect for sizeable women" says Hatt

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Come on, follow the Dr - he'll cure all y'alls ills #ff

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Italy bans the handshake #badideathatdidn'tcatchon

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Excellent post from on how Big Ben got its name http://bit.ly/OmXgs5 & original Times report

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"Generally acknowledged to have the fattest and most extraordinary Rump ever yet seen" - no, not Kim Kardashian

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Where English women go wrong with their Ascot hats (by a French woman) 1914

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Fur coats and woolly cloaks for Arctic Ascot 1922

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Any connection between these two items? High water at London Bridge and a cure for the Chalfonts (1801)

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"News of a disagreeable nature has reached town from America" - US declares war #otd 1812

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How Mr Sutton of Colchester broke the news of #Waterloo

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Napoleon asks permission to emigrate to US after #Waterloo. Permission denied

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Blindness caused by "habits contracted at school" CAN BE CURED! A sailor writes (1798)

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Terrifying story of childbirth dangers - even the doctors died (1825)

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Slough to Paddington in 25 mins. Queen Victoria's first train ride - driven by I. K. Brunel #otd 1842

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Look how those property prices rise when you stop hanging people on the doorstep! (1787)

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CONTRACT FOR MOPS for the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich. Apply here (1821)

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Someone then wrote to TT pointing out she had a destitute sister in Jamaica #seacole

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Times obit of Crimea nurse, Mary Seacole, died #otd 1881. 'She was present at many battles'

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