RE Summer Calendar

Week commencing 30th July 2000

1st August: In 1498, Christopher Columbus reached the American mainland. He named it Santa Isla, believing it to be an island. The Columbus Navigation Homepage has more about Christopher Columbus and his voyages of discovery.

External Link The Columbus Navigation Homepage

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4th: World War I began in 1914, when Britain declared war on Germany after the Germans had violated the Treaty of London. 'The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia' has a whole section about The First World War.

External Link The First World War

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4th: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was born in 1900. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is a page on 'The British Monarchy' website, with lots of pictures and more about the Queen Mother's life.

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External Link Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

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