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Chris Carter

Chris Carter is the wealth editor at MoneyWeek. He graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2005 before gaining an MA in English from the University of York, where he specialised in Renaissance literature. Chris joined MoneyWeek in 2011.

 

He writes on entrepreneurs, travel, collecting, auctions and alternative investments.

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Forgotten wonders of the world
Travel and holidays

Forgotten wonders of the world

There is plenty to see away from the main tourist trail, says Chris Carter
23 Oct 2020
22 October 1907: JP Morgan rescues Wall Street
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22 October 1907: JP Morgan rescues Wall Street

In response to a bank run that threatened the US banking system, JP Morgan and his cabal of bankers organised a relief effort on this day in 1907.
22 Oct 2020
21 October 1520: Magellan finds the path to the Pacific
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21 October 1520: Magellan finds the path to the Pacific

On this day in 1520, a fleet of five ships, led by Ferdinand Magellan in search of a passage to the Pacific, first entered the waterway that now bears…
21 Oct 2020
Collectables: market in Tintin artwork takes off
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Collectables: market in Tintin artwork takes off

Tintin, the Belgian boy-reporter cum adventurer, is in demand once again. Chris Carter reports.
16 Oct 2020
16 October 1834: Houses of Parliament burn down
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16 October 1834: Houses of Parliament burn down

An attempt to modernise Parliament's system of accounting for debt led to both Houses being destroyed by fire on this day in 1834.
16 Oct 2020
15 October 1997: Britain’s Thrust supersonic car breaks the sound barrier
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15 October 1997: Britain’s Thrust supersonic car breaks the sound barrier

On this day in 1997, the Thrust supersonic car propelled RAF pilot Andy Green through the sound barrier to set a new World Land Speed Record.
15 Oct 2020
14 October 1947: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier
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14 October 1947: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier

On this day in 1947, the rocket-powered Bell X-1 – nicknamed 'Glamorous Glennis' – blasted through the sound barrier, with Chuck Yeager at the control…
14 Oct 2020
13 October 1958: Paddington Bear arrives in Britain
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13 October 1958: Paddington Bear arrives in Britain

The little bear from "darkest Peru" appeared for the first time when "A Bear Called Paddington" was published on this day in 1958.
13 Oct 2020
Travel: a cosy weekend in London at No.5 Maddox St
Travel and holidays

Travel: a cosy weekend in London at No.5 Maddox St

Chris Carter enjoys a city break in London, his home town.
9 Oct 2020
What investors can do as global airlines remain grounded
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What investors can do as global airlines remain grounded

The airline sector’s equities have nosedived due to Covid-19. Brave investors take note, says Chris Carter.
8 Oct 2020
8 October 1908: The Wind in the Willows is first published
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8 October 1908: The Wind in the Willows is first published

After being rejected at first, the popular children's classic The Wind in the Willows was first published on this day in 1908.
8 Oct 2020
7 October 1571: The Battle of Lepanto halts Ottoman expansion
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7 October 1571: The Battle of Lepanto halts Ottoman expansion

On this day in 1571, the ‘Holy Fleet’ of Pope Pius V defeated the larger but less well armed Ottoman navy, precipitating the decline of the Ottoman em…
7 Oct 2020
6 October 1889: Le Moulin Rouge opens its doors
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6 October 1889: Le Moulin Rouge opens its doors

On this day in 1889, Le Moulin Rouge cabaret club first opened in Paris during the Belle Époque era.
6 Oct 2020
Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy
Alternative investments

Collectables: art investors are banking on Banksy

Demand for Banksy’s work shows no sign of abating, says Chris Carter
2 Oct 2020
Where to take a skiing holiday this winter
Travel and holidays

Where to take a skiing holiday this winter

There are still several appealing options for a skiing holiday, despite Covid-19, says Chris Carter.
2 Oct 2020
2 October 1850: The ‘snail telegraph’ experiment
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2 October 1850: The ‘snail telegraph’ experiment

On this day in 1850, French eccentric Jacques Toussaint Benoît attempted to demonstrate a system of communication based on the telepathic abilities of…
2 Oct 2020
30 September 1935: The Hoover Dam is dedicated
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30 September 1935: The Hoover Dam is dedicated

On this day in 1935, thousands of spectators crowded into Black Canyon to see Franklin D Roosevelt celebrate the completion of “the greatest dam in th…
30 Sep 2020
Four British holiday retreats fit for royalty
Travel and holidays

Four British holiday retreats fit for royalty

Settling for a holiday in the UK needn’t mean roughing it, says Chris Carter.
25 Sep 2020
25 September 1237: The English-Scottish border is set in law
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25 September 1237: The English-Scottish border is set in law

The border between England and Scotland – having been fluid for many years – was legally defined on this day in 1237 (barring the odd skirmish over Be…
25 Sep 2020
24 September 1841: James Brooke becomes the Rajah of Sarawak
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24 September 1841: James Brooke becomes the Rajah of Sarawak

Having crushed a rebellion against the Sultan of Brunei, James Brooke was made the governor of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, and was later confirme…
24 Sep 2020
Lego: building profits from plastic bricks
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Lego: building profits from plastic bricks

The popularity of Lego boomed as bored workers twiddled their thumbs at home. Chris Carter reports
23 Sep 2020
23 September 1889: Nintendo starts making playing cards
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23 September 1889: Nintendo starts making playing cards

On this day in 1889, ‘Nintendo Koppai’ began making Hanafuda playing cards. Fast forward 130-odd years, and it's an electronics company worth around £…
23 Sep 2020
A Christmas away from the madness
Travel and holidays

A Christmas away from the madness

It looks like the festive season will be cancelled in this country. Run for the Caribbean, says Chris Carter
22 Sep 2020
15 September 1964: The Sun newspaper is launched
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15 September 1964: The Sun newspaper is launched

With reader numbers flagging, the once-popular Daily Herald newspaper was relaunched as The Sun on this day in 1964.
15 Sep 2020
11 September 1792: The French Blue diamond is stolen
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11 September 1792: The French Blue diamond is stolen

On this day in 1792, a riotous mob ransacked the French crown jewels and made off with the famous French Blue diamond.
11 Sep 2020
10 September 1951: Britain boycotts Iran over the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
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10 September 1951: Britain boycotts Iran over the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

On this day in 1951, Britain boycotted and blockaded Iran after the latter nationalised the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
10 Sep 2020
9 September 1839: Sir John Herschel takes the first glass-plate photograph
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9 September 1839: Sir John Herschel takes the first glass-plate photograph

On this day in 1839, Sir John Herschel created the first glass-plate negative – a photographic technique that would remain in use in astronomy until t…
9 Sep 2020
8 September 1966: the Queen opens the Severn Bridge
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8 September 1966: the Queen opens the Severn Bridge

Five years after construction began, the Queen declared the Severn Bridge connecting England and Wales open on this day in 1966.
8 Sep 2020
Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors
Alternative investments

Matchbox toys are on fire with collectors

The children of the 1960s are fuelling a boom in collectable model cars, says Chris Carter.
4 Sep 2020
4 September 1882: Edison lights up Wall Street
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4 September 1882: Edison lights up Wall Street

On this day in 1882, Thomas Edison demonstrated the benefits of electric light to Wall street bankers, ushering in the age of electricity.
4 Sep 2020
3 September 1843: Greeks revolt against their German king
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3 September 1843: Greeks revolt against their German king

Fresh-faced King Otto, installed after independence from the Ottoman Empire, wasn't a hit with the Greek public. And today in 1843, they rebelled.
3 Sep 2020
2 September 1666: The Great Fire of London starts on Pudding Lane
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2 September 1666: The Great Fire of London starts on Pudding Lane

On this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London started on Pudding Lane. The fire raged for four days, laying waste to much of the city.
2 Sep 2020
Private travel: avoiding the rat race to the Costa del Sol
Travel and holidays

Private travel: avoiding the rat race to the Costa del Sol

Luxury travel agents are beginning to seem like the sensible option, says Chris Carter.
28 Aug 2020
28 August 1837: Lea & Perrins begins making Worcestershire sauce
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28 August 1837: Lea & Perrins begins making Worcestershire sauce

On this day in 1837, Lea & Perrins started to manufacture its famous Worcestershire sauce for sale the following year.
28 Aug 2020
27 August 1995: Rugby Union turns professional
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27 August 1995: Rugby Union turns professional

On this day in 1995, 25 years ago, the International Rugby Board agreed to bring the era of amateur rugby to an end.
27 Aug 2020
25 August 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space
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25 August 2012: Voyager 1 enters interstellar space

On this day in 2012, the Voyager 1 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space, becoming the first manmade object to explore the space between the star…
25 Aug 2020