Saturday, 18 November 2017

Happy Birthday to you!


This Day In History





Here are some of the things that have happened on November 18 – not in any way complete but just some things that stood out to me.

Alan Shephard, the astronaut, was born.

Robin Hood died (I wonder how reliable Wikipedia is on this one?)

William Tell shot the apple on his son's head – what was he thinking?

Jonah Lomu died (great NZ rugby player)

41 people were killed in a department store fire in Christchurch, NZ (1947)

Massive loss of life at Jonestown, Guyana (1978)

The first Teddy Bear was so named

Mickey Mouse was 'born'