Friday, 20 March 2020

Zip fastener

On 20 March 1913 Gideon Sundback patented the zip fastener. Well done GideoƱ.

Tunisia

Tunisia became independent from France on 20 March 1956 www.localhistories.org/tunisia.html 

Monday, 16 March 2020

Las Vegas

Las Vegas was incorporated on 16 March 1911 www.localhistories.org/lasvegas.html 

Caroline Herschel

Astronomer Caroline Herschel was born on 16 March 1750. She is sometimes overshadowed by her brother William Herschel but in her own day, she was just as famous. www.localhistories.org/caroline.html

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Friday, 13 March 2020

Uranus

On 13 March 1781 the great astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet, the first to be discovered since Ancient Times. The planet was eventually named Uranus. www.localhistories.org/herschel.html