Elements of the Periodic Table Articles Moved

The first five articles in my Elements of the Periodic Table series have been moved to pages on this site from their old home at Triond.

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16 June 1890: Birth of Stan Laurel, English Comic Actor

As one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, Stan Laurel starred in over a hundred comedy shorts and feature films. But he also had a successful acting and writing career before his partnership with Oliver Hardy.

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14 June 1811: Birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born into an era in which women were assigned an inferior role. But through her writing, and her most famous work, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe was influential in the abolitionist cause.

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13 June 1983: The First Man-made Object to Leave the Solar System

On 13 June 1983 the Pioneer 10 spacecraft flew beyond the orbit of Neptune and so became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. But this was not the only first during its extraordinary mission.

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12 June 1980: Death of Billy Butlin, Holiday Camp Founder

Billy Butlin was the ultimate showman. His dream of providing affordable holiday entertainment for the British public saw his business grow from a single fairground stall to a national holiday camp and hotel empire.

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