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On This Day in History

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017

The noting of historical anniversaries teaches us history and marks the passage the of time. But what about historical figures and events beyond those that get their own holidays such as Columbus Day or Martin Luther King Day? Want to […]


Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2017

The National Genealogical Society estimates that family history is the second most popular hobby in America (after gardening) and one of the most searched for topics on the Internet. As a hobby, genealogy has all the right stuff. It is […]

Ben Franklin’s Kite Experiment

Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

In June of 1752, Ben Franklin sought to prove that lightning was electrical by flying a kite in stormy weather. When Franklin touched the iron key attached to the kite’s string, he saw sparks fly between his knuckle and the […]

BBC Newsround

Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Top locations from the book

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

From the reptile room, to King's Cross Station - it's the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, and we've been looking into some of the top locations from the book.

We asked kids what they love about the Harry Potter books

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book came out, and we've been asking kids what it is they love about the series so much...

Five facts about the Navy's biggest ever ship

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

Here's all you need to know about the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will set sail for the first time today.

BBC News (UK)

US warns Syria over 'potential' plan for chemical attack

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".

Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

The deal will see the DUP support Theresa May in Parliament and £1bn extra cash for Northern Ireland.

Stormont talks: Simon Coveney warns time 'running out'

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The DUP and Sinn Féin need to "move towards each other's position", says Irish foreign minister.