So, on this day 12th May, the following events in history happened:
- 1969 The minimum voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18
- 1991 The first general election with multiple parties since 1959 happened in Nepal
- 1916 An Irish rebel leader was shot
- 1820 Florence Nightingale was born
- 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was first formed in Akron Ohio
- 1943 The Axis powers in North Africa surrender
- 2008 The Sichuan Provence suffer a huge earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale with 87000 people dead
On this date 11 May 2019:
1857 Indians Defy British Rule – The Indian Army rebelled against the British killing officers and any European they could find.
1858 Minnesota became the 32nd United State
1941 London sustained the worst damage during the blitz where 1400 people were killed
1981 Bob Marley Died
1988 Kim Philby former British spy who spied on the soviets died in Moscow
History has some interesting
Every day I will try and post an on this day post. I got a book of cool facts and think I need to share.
So on this day (April 22nd) the following:
- April 22 1500 : Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.
- April 22 1889: Russian born Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was born.
- April 22 1915: German soldiers used gas for the first time on the Western Front
- April 22 1971: The death of Haiti’s hated leader Pappa Doc
- April 22 1983: The £1 note was replaced with a £1 coin
- April 22 1994: Richard Nixon dies
- April 22 1838: The British steamer Sirius became the first steamer to sail between New York and Britain
Tune in tomorrow for the next installment.
This blog post I am going to dedicate to the Royal Australian Navy.
To the brave men and women who serve in the Royal Australian Navy, I would like to say #ThankYouForYourService . Words can’t express the gratitude I have for you doing the job that you do. When a military person falls in battle they go down quickly, however, as seen in Pearl Harbour, if a Navy ship goes down potentially people can die slowly and drown maybe never to be recovered. You brave men and women face the sea in all her glory and scariness and do so with the utmost professionalism and pride. So once again to you I say #ThankYouForYourService and to all those who paid the ultimate price, #ThankYouForYourSacrifice and lastly to the families of those who serve, #ThankYouForYourService.