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Signpost 28 (2 November)

Good afternoon,

Welcome to issue 28 of Signpost and to November! We have a great selection of suggestions for you this week that range from Pam Ayres talking about Brussels Sprouts, the American presidential elections and what words were added to the dictionary in the year that you were born.

90 years ago this week, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamen, 84 year ago this week, The British Broadcasting Corporation officially launched its first television channel, which was also the world's first regular TV service. 20 years ago this week, the first resident crew arrived at the International Space Station.




  • “Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot”. As Bonfire night approaches, the above rhyme comes to mind. This article explains the infamous gunpowder plot.
  • The English language is ever-evolving and many words are added to the dictionary every year. The website for the Miriam-Webster dictionary can provide you with a list of the words that were added during your year of birth.
  • The American presidential elections take place during the first week of November every four years. You can keep up to date with the results of this year's election through the BBC website.



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