The Annals of Our Time; A Diurnal of Events, Social and Political, Which Have Happened In, or Had Relation To, the Kingdom of Great Britain, from the

The Annals of Our Time; A Diurnal of Events, Social and Political, Which Have Happened In, or Had Relation To, the Kingdom of Great Britain, from the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...idea and furnished the model to Sir Thomas Gresham of our own Royal Exchange, was this day destroyed by fire. So sudden was the destruction of this splendid edifice, that all the archives belonging to the different commercial bodies using it were consumed. B.--Distribution of the Victoria Cross by the Queen to twelve persons, on Southsea Common, Portsmouth. Five were Crimean heroes, and the seven others mostly Indian. A large number to whom the Cross was awarded were still with the army in India. 3.--The Victoria Nyanzadiscovered by Capt. John Hannen Speke, an African explorer who first suggested the idea that the Nile had its source in the waters of this great lake. 4.--Inauguration of Cherbourg. The first of the great displays designed for this occasion was the opening of the railway, and the second the filling of the Grand Basin, or Napoleon Docks--two works the completion of which, was the consummation of the designs of a century. The Emperor and Empress were both present, and the Queen, with Prince Albert and the Prince of Wales, also took part in the ceremony. A magnificent naval demonstration was made in the harbour. 5.--The Agamemnon and Niagara, having, started on their expedition a second time, succeed in laying the Atlantic telegraph. The weather was unfavourable, but no misfortune occurred to mar the progress of the work, although one or two narrow escapes were made. On the 3Oth an injury was noticed on the coil of the Agamemnon, a mile or two from the part paid out. The course of the ship was stopped and the break applied; but as this failed to give sufficient time for repairing the injury, the desperate expedient was resorted to of letting the huge ship swing upon the wire. It was a time of breathless anxiety; but, to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 690 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,211g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517865
  • 9781236517869