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A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III.

Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family.

"Naked Man Sits on Statue in Central London for Three Hours: The man was arrested by police after he sat on a 19th century statue of the Duke of Cambridge in London Friday for a little more than three hours." via Buzzfeed)

"Street artist Banksy is believed to have created this tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Upper Maudlin Street in the artist’s home city of Bristol"

"The graffiti expert is believed to be behind the painting, which shows the crown-wearing monarch sporting a jagged red stripe, just like the 1970s David Bowie creation.

Her Majesty’s startling image - which sprang up as the country celebrated her 60 years on the throne - appeared on a wall previously used by Banksy.

Spectators stopped to stare at the stencil yesterday on Upper Maudlin Street, near the Bristol Children’s Hospital in the artist’s home city.” (Telegraph)


May 1st, 1945.  Click for Source.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Factory Floor.  Click for Source.