Another Seven Useful Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

A few months ago my article Seven Useful WordPress Plugins described the plugins I had found useful for this website. Since then I have been exploring what is possible with the WordPress software and finding ways to squeeze more functionality from it.

For each of the ideas I came up with I found numerous

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28 February 1820: Birth of John Tenniel, English Illustrator

Today marks the 190th anniversary of the birth of John Tenniel, English illustrator and cartoonist.

John Tenniel was born in Bayswater, London on 28 February 1820, the third son of John and Eliza Tenniel. The Tenniel family had little money to educate their six children so, after attending primary school, John was taught by his

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27 February 1900: Founding of the British Labour Party

Labour Party Headquarters, Victoria Street, London

At the end of the 19th century left-wing political representation in the United Kingdom was spread across a large number of small organisations. The Independent Labour Party failed to make any headway in the 1895 general election despite fielding 28 candidates.

In order to have any influence over

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26 February 1360: Death of Roger Mortimer, Second Earl of March

Today marks the 650th anniversary of the death of Roger Mortimer, 2nd earl of March.

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25 February 1570: The Excommunication of Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I c1575

Henry VIII’s decision to break the Church of England away from Rome set in motion a series of events that were central to the political and religious life of the Tudor era and beyond. Today marks the 440th anniversary of one of those events, the excommunication of Henry’s daughter, Elizabeth I.

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24 February 1810: Death of Henry Cavendish, English Natural Philosopher

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Henry Cavendish. During the 18th century he conducted a series of highly accurate experiments, in chemistry and physics, leading to discoveries such as hydrogen and the density of the Earth.

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23 February 1820: The Cato Street Conspiracy

The building used by the Cato Street Conspirators

At half past seven in the evening of 23 February 1820, a group of police officers stormed into a hayloft above a stable in Cato Street, London. Inside were a gang intent on assassinating members of the British cabinet who they believed were attending a dinner

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22 February 1940: Enthronement of the 14th Dalai Lama

70 years ago today, a young boy named Lhamo Dondrup was given the name Tenzin Gyatso and was entroned as the 14th Dalai Lama.

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21 February 1910: Birth of Douglas Bader, British Pilot

Douglas Bader was a British pilot who saw action in the Second World War despite having lost both his legs in an accident in 1931.

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20 February 1920: Death of Robert Peary, American Explorer

Robert Peary was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first man to reach the North Pole. His claim is still disputed.

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