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Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for July 2021.
Looking at Community (all articles) for July 2021All in the month of JULY 100 years of the Chinese Communists Bombing of the King David Hotel, Jerusalem Remembering Princess Diana A tribute to Dolly the Sheep Twitter marks its 15th birthday How climate change could affect your cup of tea Ivy on your house is not really so bad after all ** Editor: ... (1769 words)
All in the month of JULYIt was: 100 years ago, on 1st July 1921 that the Chinese Communist Party was founded. Also 100 years ago, on 10th July 1921 that Belfast’s Bloody Sunday took place. Protestant loyalists attacked Catholic enclaves and set fire to homes and businesses, sparking rioting and gun battles. At least 17 people were killed and more... (319 words)
100 years of the Chinese CommunistsOne hundred years ago, on 1st July 1921, the Chinese Communist Party was founded. It had its roots in the Russian Revolution of 1917 and at first worked with the Chinese Nationalists. But the Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai-shek, turned violently against them in 1927 and for a while the Communists, under Mao Zedong and... (196 words)
Bombing of the King David Hotel, JerusalemIt was 75 years ago, on 22nd July 1946, that the King David Hotel bombing took place in Jerusalem. The Irgun – a militant right-wing Zionist group – bombed the hotel which housed the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, and 91 people were killed, with dozens more injured. The dead and injured were of many... (200 words)
Remembering Princess DianaLady Diana Spencer – later Princess of Wales – was born 60 years ago, on 1st July 1961 at Sandringham in Norfolk. Twenty years later, on 29th July 1981, she married Prince Charles at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. She died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Diana was not an academic child,... (198 words)
A tribute to Dolly the SheepThe first cloned mammal – Dolly the sheep – was born 25 years ago, on 5th July 1996, at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. The news was generally greeted with either direct opposition or considerable suspicion. Richard McCormick, a Jesuit priest and professor of Christian ethics at the University of Notre Dame, voiced the feelings of... (203 words)
Twitter marks its 15th birthdayIt was 15 years ago, on 15th July 2006, that Twitter, the American micro-blogging social network, was launched. The first tweet – or short message – had been sent internally in March that year and was recently sold for over £2 million. The service was originally known as twttr (by analogy with the photo site... (171 words)
How climate change could affect your cup of teaNow here’s something that will send you straight to your kitchen to put the kettle on: the Great British cup of tea may not taste quite so good in the future. It seems that extreme weather and rising temperatures could lead to inferior leaves in the future, according to Christian Aid. Kenya, the world’s foremost... (165 words)
Ivy on your house is not really so bad after allSo says the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). In an effort to restore the plant’s reputation, the RHS has been showcasing the species at its flagship garden in Wisley, Surrey. It hopes to set a new trend, and to get people to stop seeing ivy as ‘the enemy.’ At Wisley you can now see 390 varieties... (144 words)
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