With the finest disabled sportsmen and women from around the globe gathered in Rio de Janeiro, the opening ceremony for the 2016 Paralympic Games takes place today.
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Fast moving tanks played a crucial part in Adolf Hitler's 'Blitzkrieg' (lightning war) tactics at the outbreak of World War II, a conflict which would later feature epic tank battles on several continents. Even today tank regiments are a key part of modern armies, but they owe it all to a decidedly underwhelming prototype first unveiled to a sceptical public 101 years ago today, on September 6th, 1915.
Most things in life are subject to the vagaries of fashion, including the names we give our children. And there's a lot of truth in the saying that if you wait long enough, it will come back into fashion!
For generations District Nurses have provided vital care for patients in their own homes, but now the NHS service is at breaking point according to a new report.
The writing was on the wall for the GPO's army of 50,000 telephone operators when the first public phone box with automated 'trunk call' dialling was introduced on September 5th, 1959.