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  1. Wellesley first opened its doors to students on September 8, 1875. At the time of its founding, Wellesley College's campus was actually situated in Needham; however, in 1880 residents of West Needham voted to secede and in 1881 the area was chartered as a new town, Wellesley. Wellesley College was a leading center women's study in the sciences.

  2. British army, in the United Kingdom, the military force charged with national defense and the fulfillment of international mutual defense commitments. The army of England before the Norman Conquest consisted of the king’s household troops (housecarls) and all freemen able to bear arms, who served under the fyrd system for two months a year. After 1066 the Normans introduced feudalism and ...

  3. Battle of Waterloo, also called La Belle Alliance, (June 18, 1815), Napoleon’s final defeat, ending 23 years of recurrent warfare between France and the other powers of Europe. It was fought during the Hundred Days of Napoleon’s restoration, 3 miles (5 km) south of Waterloo village (which is 9 miles [14.5 km] south of Brussels), between Napoleon’s 72,000 troops and the combined forces of ...

  4. 11/10/2018 · In 2002, the manufacturers of Snapple began printing what they call "Real Facts" (quotation marks in the original) on the insides of their bottle caps. Though their president of marketing asserts that these factoids are "vigorously" checked and retired when no longer true (the average American definitely doesn't walk 18,000 steps a day anymore, for instance), mistakes slip through.

  5. 29/07/2022 · The battle gained its more commonly known name because Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, had positioned his headquarters in the small town. While the battle had originally raged in the fields of Mont-Saint-Jean, the town of Waterloo became synonymous with victory thanks to Wellesley signing off his report to his superiors in Britain with the line: “Napoleon never set foot in ...

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), Scottish-born fiction writer, lived at No. 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood and featured the area in some of his Sherlock Holmes detective stories; Jane Drew (1911–1996), modernist architect, born in Thornton Heath and head girl at Croydon High School; Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), sexologist, born in Croydon

  7. Arthur Neville Chamberlain (prononcé en anglais : /ˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn/ ; 18 mars 1869 – 9 novembre 1940) est un homme d'État britannique, membre du Parti conservateur et Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni de mai 1937 à mai 1940.