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    Seek History URL.

    I am looking for a decent "This Day in History" link, I have used a few from Google but on occaisions the information is poor or just incorrect, I wonder if anybody would recommend a site they may have found useful. Thanks. (BTW, I like the independence flags in Woody's lounge)

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    Hi There

    I also like these "Day in History" sites and have found a lot to be quite America-centric, which is not a problem if you want to know American history. Are you looking for world-wide stuff or country specific?

    One I do like is this one:

    http://search.teach-nology.com/today/today2.pl as you can search by day and month
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    Re: Seek History URL.

    G'day Jerry, yeah [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] not bad, I am a philatelist, so it suits on two levels, I can string search for a "postal" cynosure, together with my particular weakness, cricket [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    (I guess my interest would be world wide, other than that) please accept 4 brownie points. Rod.

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    See On This Day In History - MSN Encarta. I'm in the USA and the link for me is very US oriented. I don't know if there is an Aussie or more worldwide link.

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    Cheers Joe, not as wide ranging as others, I like the marque driven by encyclopaedia, quality not quantity [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Thanks.

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    Sorry it is not what you're looking for. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> As I said, it is oriented to the USA. Hope you find something that works.

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    Far from it Joe, very useable, unlike the others, it is linked to in depth and accurate topical information. Appreciated [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    My favorite is good ol' Wikipedia - broad topic and (most of the time) very extensive information on the topics.
    Enjoy,
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    Re: Seek History URL.

    Ah yes indeedy, that's where we go for highest level info. I noticed the other day, there is competition for wiki, one of the founders is beginning a new style of wiki, the name is rather catchy, "citizendium", rather amazing really, why would anyone want to reinvent the wheel?

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    Re: Seek History URL.

    There are actually quite a few other wiki encyclopaedias about. Often they're set up by disgruntled Wikipedia editors, but there are some interesting variations on the theme. Wikipedia policy is that everything should be written from a neutral point of view, whereas some of the others include deliberate bias (Conservapedia, for example, is written from a socially- and economically-conservative viewpoint supportive of American Conservative Christianity; Wikinfo requires that everything is written from a sympathetic point of view, ie. showing every subject in a positive light). Google also announced a similar project recently, called Knol.

    To get back to the original question, I find the UK's History Channel quite good, as well as the BBC's version. Both slightly UK-centric, but with ample coverage of worldwide events too.
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