This week I have turned a post over to Him -senior (Pretaboire) So here is his week in history – I know it was a day last time, but so much happened he decided to expand the dates! Ladies and Gents……. may I present….. The Keynko history geek!!
First off a quick welcome to anyone who followed me over from the old blog and just a quick explanation of the move. Firstly we thought we’d try to centralise all the Keynko output onto one self-hosted site. Secondly my output on the old blog had totally stagnated and this move will encourage me to do more and blog more. Thirdly I wanted to try out some new ideas and the move will facilitate that .There will be the usual blend of eclectic stuff but also some new things and today there is the first of the new things.
On This Week in History.
So once a week, probably Fridays I will be putting up s post containing some of the stuff that has happened during the week historically speaking. This certainly won’t be a complete listing of everything just the stuff that I find interesting. So Mostly it will be about cool stuff Russia did , Wars, battles and fightin in general or even fightin with generals , technology stuff , movie and media stuff and other things that make me laugh or just go Aha! . Definitely no sport at all . Unless it’s warlike Russian movie sport of course .
1861 The American Civil War began when Fort Sumter was attacked.
1927 The Biritsh cabinet comes out in favour of voting rights for women
1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A Gagarin becomes the first human in space
1981 The first space shuttle, Columbia took it’s first test flight
1814 Napoleon was exlied to the island of Elba
1945 Allies liberate Buchenwald concentration camp
1992 Super Nintendo entertainment system release
1849 The safety pin is patented by Walter Hunt in New York
1902 South African Boers accept the British terms of surrender
1912 The Titanic begins her maiden voyage, and we all know how that ends up
1731 British captain Robert Jenkins loses an ear to a band of Spanish brigands starting a war between Britain and Spain – and no joking it’s called the War of Jenkins Ear
1770 Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay on the Australian coast
1865 General Robert E Lee surrenders his forces to General Ulysses S Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the American Civil War
1963 Winston Churchill becomes the first honorary U.S citizen
1942 The Soviets open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad
1946 The League of Nations assembled for the last time.
1973 Artist Pablo Picasso died