This Week In History


» This Week in History - The Twist! (15 Aug)

How well do you know the history of the Twist? We take a trip back in history to find out a bit more about it.

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This Week in History - The Twist!
» This Week in History: Invention of Sliced Bread (27 Jul)

It’s odd to think pre-sliced bread is only 90 years old this week, but do you know the story behind this toaster bread?

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This Week in History: Invention of Sliced Bread
 
» This Week in History: Dancing Plague (26 Jun)

These days a good dab or nae nae can get you viral but in medieval Europe, one group dance really went infectious and killed hundreds.

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This Week in History: Dancing Plague
» This Week in History – The Soweto Uprising (21 Jun)

This Week in History pays respect to the Soweto Uprisings by defining just some of what motivated schoolchildren to bravely stand up to an unjust system.

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This Week in History – The Soweto Uprising
 
» This Week in History – Elvis, ET and Jurassic Park (10 Jun)

This week we take a look at Elvis' scandalous dance, some E.T trivia, and we wouldn't even dare forget about those reptiles of Jurassic Park!

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This Week in History – Elvis, ET and Jurassic Park
» This Week in History – The Heimlich Maneuver (03 Jun)

Just last week, Dr Henry Heimlich used his famous, first-aid maneuver to rescue someone for his first time.

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This Week in History – The Heimlich Maneuver
 
» This Week in History – Shakespeare Sonnets (20 May)

In between revolutionising theatre and the English language, four centuries ago today 154 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published!

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This Week in History – Shakespeare Sonnets
» This Week in History Friday the 13th (13 May)

The superstitious among us might be feeling a bit edgy today. But why is Friday the 13th tied to bad luck?

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This Week in History Friday the 13th
 
» This Week in History – May Day Spring Festival (09 May)

While seasons turn chilly for us down South, across Europe folks of all cultures and creeds get out to celebrate the May Day Spring Festival.

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This Week in History – May Day Spring Festival
» This Week in History – Freuds Id, Ego & Superego (02 May)

Almost a century back, psychologist Sigmund Freud tried to explain how we are who we are with his Id, Ego & Superego theory of personality.

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This Week in History – Freuds Id, Ego & Superego
 

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