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Pictures Dated 31st January 2006

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'Why Shouldn't Girton Rink, When Cambridge Rows?', 1876. Artist: George Du Maurier

'Why Shouldn't Girton Rink, When Cambridge Rows?', 1876 Lady students from Girton College on the towpath waving to crews rowing on the river Cam. The first residential college for women was founded in October 1869 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. It relocated to Girton, Cambridge, in October 1873 and became Girton College. In 1876 female students were still a novelty in Cambridge. A week earlier the Cambridge eight had won the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race. In 1863 an American, James L Plimpton, patented a 4-wheeled roller-skate, the forerunner of today's skates, and it was not long before the lasting craze began in Britain. Cartoon from Punch. (London, 15 April 1876).

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Featured 31 Jan 2006 Print

Lesage experimenting with the first electric telegraph, Geneva, 1774 (c1870). Artist: Unknown

Lesage experimenting with the first electric telegraph, Geneva, 1774 (c1870). George Louis Lesage (1724-1803), Swiss scientist, devised an early form of electric telegraph. It had a separate wire for each letter of the alphabet and a range limited to the distance between two rooms in Lesage's home. From Les Merveilles de la Science (The Marvels of Science) by Louis Figuier. (Paris, c1870).

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Featured 31 Jan 2006 Print

General Bourbaki's defeated French army in Switzerland, February 1871. Artist: Unknown

General Bourbaki's defeated French army in Switzerland, February 1871. Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871. Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871. After his attempt to break the Prussian line at Belfort had ended in disaster, with the loss of 10, 000 men, on 30 January-1 February 1871 General Bourbaki retreated with his defeated army of about 80, 000 into Switzerland. During the retreat Bourbaki attempted suicide. After crossing the border, the remnants of his army were disarmed and imprisoned by the neutral Swiss.

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