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Found 7 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for October 2021.
Looking at Community (all articles)All in the month of OCTOBER Petition for annual national fundraising day for animals Defender of the Faith Fire! The UK and US in Afghanistan Zebra crossings – saving lives for 70 years ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the month (this time, OCTOBER) down the years. Here is... (1881 words)
All in the month of OCTOBERIt was: 500 years ago, on 11th Oct 1521 that Pope Leo X granted the title ‘Defender of the Faith’ to King Henry VIII of England and Ireland. It recognised the King’s defence of the sacrament of marriage, the supremacy of the Pope, and his opposition to the Protestant Reformation and the ideas of Martin... (643 words)
Petition for annual national fundraising day for animalsA ten-year-old girl has launched a national petition asking the Department for Education to introduce an annual fundraising day for animals in schools across the country. Bailey Woozeer proposes that World Animal Day, held annually on October 4, would be an ideal opportunity for schools to support both British and international animal welfare charities through... (202 words)
Defender of the FaithIt was 500 years ago, on 11th October 1521, that Pope Leo X granted the title ‘Defender of the Faith’ to King Henry VIII of England and Ireland. It recognised the King’s defence of the sacrament of marriage, the supremacy of the Pope, and his opposition to the Protestant Reformation and the ideas of Martin... (198 words)
Fire!The Great Chicago Fire took place 150 years ago, from 8th to 10th October 1871. A fire in a barn spread quickly, following a long period of hot, dry weather. About 300 people were killed, more than three square miles of the city was destroyed, and about 100,000 people were made homeless. At exactly the... (295 words)
The UK and US in AfghanistanTwenty years ago, on 7th October 2001, the first US and British forces arrived in Afghanistan to launch a massive military offensive following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States. The aim of the offensive was to find and neutralise the al-Qaeda militants under Osama bin Laden who had planned the aerial terror attack with... (183 words)
Zebra crossings – saving lives for 70 yearsSeventy years ago, on 31st October 1951, zebra crossings were introduced officially in the UK. The first one was in Slough, Berkshire. The crossings had been trialled over two years at 1000 experimental sites, but in 1951 the black and white striped pedestrian crossings were approved, with their flashing Belisha beacons, and all drivers were... (194 words)
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