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Rob Orland
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496 of 514  Fri 9th Feb 2018 7:26am  
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9th Feb 1636 Philemon Holland, the 'Translator General' and headmaster of the Free School, died. (I wonder if any KHVIII ex-pupils can tell me if Philemon was remembered or celebrated at the school in some way?)
On 9th Feb 2018 7:50am, Midland Red said: Holland's house Thumbs up
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497 of 514  Sat 10th Feb 2018 9:32am  
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10th Feb 1920 Coventry built Mark IV tank, number 143, was officially presented to the city on this day, and placed on Greyfriars' Green. The tank remained on the green until its removal in 1938, when it is recorded that the Daimler engine started first time after lying idle for eighteen years! 10th Feb 1986 The New Central Library opens in the former Locarno dance hall building in Smithford Way.
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498 of 514  Sun 11th Feb 2018 10:31am  
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11th Feb 1457 King Henry VI returns to Coventry "to his bedde" during one of his frequent bouts of illness - Margaret arrives the next day, quietly. 11th Feb 1918 Coventry started Tank Week. Tank number 119, powered by a Coventry Daimler engine and better known as 'Ole Willie', had been touring the country raising money in War Bonds. Amid thousands, it moved through the streets, through Broadgate heading towards Greyfriars' Green.
On 11th Feb 2018 1:09pm, Annewiggy said: And here it is.
On 11th Feb 2018 1:17pm, Rob Orland said: Excellent stuff, well found Anne! Cheers
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499 of 514  Mon 12th Feb 2018 7:28am  
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12th Feb 1889 Arthur Hutt VC, born in Earlsdon. (See 4th October for details of his heroic act.)
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500 of 514  Tue 13th Feb 2018 7:29am  
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13th Feb 2000 First screening on Channel 4 of Time Team's visit to Coventry. They excavated our first cathedral, St. Mary's, and found so much that they broke their own '3 day rule' by returning for an unprecedented 4th day to finish the job.
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501 of 514  Wed 14th Feb 2018 7:24am  
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14th Feb 1790 Capel Bond, considered one of the most remarkable 18th century composers, died in Coventry on this day and was buried at St. Bartholomew's church, Binley. He had been organist at both Holy Trinity and St. Michael's churches.
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502 of 514  Thu 15th Feb 2018 7:24am  
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15th Feb 1457 Start of the Royal Council held in Coventry in front of King Henry VI & Queen Margaret. They are joined by the Archbishop of York, the bishops of Winchester, London, Lincoln, Norwich, Exeter, Worcester, Chester, Hereford & Salisbury. Also the Dukes of York, Exeter, Buckingham, Somerset, and the Earls of Shrewsbury, Stafford, Northumberland, Arundel and Devonshire, etc.
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503 of 514  Fri 16th Feb 2018 7:24am  
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16th Feb 1953 Specials drummer and record producer, John Bradbury, born.
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504 of 514  Fri 16th Feb 2018 8:45am  
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16th Feb 1942 A pair of Tiger Moths from 9 EFTS* collided at Ansty. LAC Skinner was fatally injured, while LAC Rodwell broke his left arm. * At RAF Ansty, the first school used for flying training, which arrived on 6 Jan 1936, was the No. 9 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School which flew Ansons, Hawker Harts, Hawker Hinds, Tiger Moths and Clouds. The school was operated by Air Services Training at RAF Hamble, under contract from the Air Ministry. The school was renamed the No. 9 Elementary Flying Training School on 3 Sep 1939, days after World War II broke out. The school used Moths until 31 Mar 1944 which provided initial assessment before pupil pilots were sent abroad in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan which was operated by Air Service Training. note: post copied into "Rolls-Royce, Ansty" thread for further discussion Thumbs up
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505 of 514  Sat 17th Feb 2018 9:51am  
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17th Feb 2017 The section of A444 leading to the Ricoh Arena is renamed 'Jimmy Hill Way'.
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506 of 514  Sun 18th Feb 2018 10:14am  
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18th Feb 1991 The sculpture known as 'Basilica' by Paul De Monchaux was unveiled by Lord Mayor, W. A. Hardy outside the combined Crown Court Centre in Much Park Street. It cost £20,000 and hints at the shape of a judge's wig.
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507 of 514  Mon 19th Feb 2018 9:52am  
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19th Feb 1949 A Dakota DC3 and an RAF trainer plane collide in the sky above Exhall.
On 19th Feb 2018 11:14am, Midland Red said: Anson VV243 2 ANS collided with a civilian Dakota, G-AHCW north of Coventry. On the Anson, pilot or navigation instructor S/Ldr. Anthony Ronald Rush, 2nd pilot Kazimierz Suwala, signaller George C. Tillian, pupil navigator Cadet John S. Mackison were all killed. Ten people died on the Dakota: captain Sidney McDermott, first officer Geoffrey D. Kershaw, radio officer George W. Stamper, steward John A.T. Smith, Eric M. Cairns, Frank Hauerslev, Peitrangelo Coia, Mr & Mrs Joseph E. Michaels and Henry C. Aitken. Wiki link Forum thread
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508 of 514  Mon 19th Feb 2018 11:08am  
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19th Feb 1942 Hurricane Z5232 of 79 Squadron crashed at Baginton attempting a slow roll at low altitude. Pilot F/Lt. P.F. Mayhew died in spite of the courageous efforts of Cpl. Harding to save him.
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509 of 514  Tue 20th Feb 2018 7:26am  
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20th Feb 1460 The council gathered at St. Mary's Hall to order that forty men be armed and sent to join the king to prevent Richard, the late Duke of York, from re-entering the kingdom.
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510 of 514  Wed 21st Feb 2018 7:25am  
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21st Feb 1743 Coventry's first newspaper, the Coventry Mercury, was renamed to the snappy title of 'Jopson's Coventry and Northampton Mercury, or the Weekly Country Journal'! 21st Feb 1941 The Armstrong-Siddeley works receives a visit from the Duke of Kent.
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