Friday, 28 January 2011

An Important Date In History

So I was looking up stuff on the internet to see if anything interesting happened on the 28th of January and a remarkable amount of stuff came up.

1813- Pride and Predjudice first published

The words serendipity and Pakistan were first coined (invented) in 1754 and 1933 respectively.

1820- Antarctica was discovered!

1855- First locomotive to run from Atlantic to Pacific ocean via Panama Railway

1887- World's largest snowflakes reported- 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick

1896- First person to be convicted for speeding.

1915- Formation of the U.S coastguard

1958- Patent for Lego!!!!

1965- Current design of Canadian flag chosen

Birthday of King Henry VII, Nicolas Sarkozy (President of France) and Jackson Pollack

Deathday of Charlemagne and King Henry VIII

Isn't that interesting?


  1. Wow! This is cool Octa! A lot of interesting facts! Thanks for sharing! XDDDD

  2. Dude, a LOT of stuff happened today!! Well, not TODAY, but the 28th of January years ago! That's so awesome!