I’m going to France! I’m going to France!
Well only for a day or so to drive a van back for someone but it’s still a trip to France, and back. Woo Hoo!!!
1399: Henry Bolingbroke is proclaimed King Henry IV (Part One) upon the abdication of Richard II.
1791: The premier of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
1928: It is officially announced that some geezer has discovered some mould on his bread and then invented Penicillin – great news for all, except those of us allergic to it. How did it take so long, surely mould has been with us since the fall. Congrats to Alexander Fleming though.
1938: Following his agreement with Hitler, Neville Chamberlain returns to Britain and announces that he has negotiated ‘peace with honour’ and declares, “I believe it is peace in our time”. Prat!!
1943: ‘Defense de la France’, an underground paper, publishes the first photographs of Nazi concentration camps.
1949: After 15 months, and more than 250,000 flights, the Berlin Airlift officially comes to an end.
1955: James Dean dies in a car crash in California.
1967: Radio 1 goes on air and becomes Britain’s first legal radio station dedicated to pop music.
1988: A court in Gibraltar rules that the killing of three unarmed terrorists by British soldiers on the island was legal. Fairs, fair…. if they can kill unarmed soldiers and civilians why can’t our troops?
1994: While stopping over in Ireland, Russian president Boris Yeltsin fails to meet the Irish Taiseach Albert Reynolds due to “oversleeping”.
2005: Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper, prints cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. The cartoons spark worldwide controversy. Talk about over reaction!