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?

4 comments:

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

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

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