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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John Brown's body - hanged for the Harper's Ferry raid #OTD 1859

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Whatever else Nero may have been, he was at least a gentleman - Hilaire Belloc, 1925

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Asse, Belly, Teate, Pisse, Poopy, Swette, Juggs - Mr Buggey's list of unfortunate names, 1862

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The attractions of Southend on Sea - top Sea Bathing, and all the Nobs (1795)

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Queen Victoria's fillings! Tooth decay treatment by appt to HM and Prince Albert

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1828 scandal of fake moustaches in the Life Guards. What would the Duke of Wellington say?

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Was Jack the Ripper a butcher? Suspects for murder of Mary Jane Kelly #OTD 1888. Full (gory) story here http://thetim.es/sX0IFk

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Our first TV review, Nov 3, 1936 - BBC should stop its presenters poncing about. No one listened then

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The first TV sets - Nov 3, 1936 (note the young ladies in bikinis, what prog was that?)

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A new word enters the language - "viewers" - 75 years ago, the first TV broadcast

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How a former Dean of St Paul's dealt with protesters

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This sounds vile - "a steaming cup of Lamb's Wool" - recipe for a traditional Halloween drink

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Queen Victoria's weird Hallowe'en - she took a special interest in the Balmoral witch hunt

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Einstein arrives in America #otd 1933

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Anyone selling grape juice in Chicago will be shot! #alcapone

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Don't call me Scarface! My name is Capone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOLLBteCbMU

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The Great London Beer Flood #otd 1814 "One of the most melancholy accidents we ever remember"

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Al Capone guilty of tax evasion and failing to fill in tax returns #otd 1931

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No taxation without representation! Emmeline Pankhurst's ultimatum to Govt, Oct 1911

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No taxation without representation! Emmeline Pankhurst's challenge, Oct 1911

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