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The 29 May also marks the 65th Anniversary of Diane Leather becoming the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes. Her time was 4 minutes and 59.6 seconds. Take a look back at her life and career in this archive collection. http://bit.ly/2Vyh7d6
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On 29 May 1932 protesters of the ‘Bonus Army’ arrived in Washington D.C.. Veterans of World War One (1914-1918) they demanded that cash bonuses promised to them in 1945 ought to be paid sooner given they were out of work due to the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/30zBH0c

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The 28 May marks the 60th Anniversary of the launch of the Jupiter AM-18 rocket which carried Miss Able and Miss Baker two female monkeys into space. Both became the first living creatures to survive a spaceflight which lasted 16 minutes. http://bit.ly/2VDBc1E

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The 26 May marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission returning safely to Earth. It was considered a ‘dress rehearsal’ for Apollo 11 which would land on the Moon on 20 July 1969. It tested a lot of the components which made Apollo 11 a success. http://bit.ly/30y5whZ

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New to the Archive: Watch this amazing early footage of Policeman James Edgar Davis showing off his marksmanship- he shoots a cigar out of a man’s mouth! http://bit.ly/2YOtymT

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The 24 May marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. These exceptional rare early films capture the end of her reign and funeral when film and filmmaking was in its infancy. http://bit.ly/2VyJPKV

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The UN has told Britain to return the Chagos Islands to Mauritius within 6 months. Britain evicted 2000 inhabitants in the 60s and 70s in order to build a US military base there. These films document the dispute and Mauritius’ independence from the UK. http://bit.ly/2HxON6L