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  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 8, 1908

    Winston Churchill

    Churchill was appointed President of the Board of Trade

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 8, 1908

    Asquith succeeded Campbell-Bannerman on 8 April 1908 and, four days later, Churchill was appointed President of the Board of Trade. Aged 33, he was the youngest Cabinet member since 1866.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 24, 1908

    Winston Churchill

    Churchill lost the Manchester North West

    England, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 24, 1908

    Newly appointed Cabinet ministers were legally obliged to seek re-election at a by-election and on 24 April, Churchill lost the Manchester North West by-election to the Conservative candidate by 429 votes.




  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1908

    Titanic

    Drawings

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Jul 29, 1908

    On 29 July 1908, Harland and Wolff presented the drawings to J. Bruce Ismay and other White Star Line executives. Ismay approved the design and signed three "letters of agreement" two days later, authorizing the start of construction… The name Titanic derives from the Titan of Greek mythology.




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