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 

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Canberra

Happy birthday Canberra. The foundation stone of the Australian capital was laid on 12 March 1913. www.localhistories.org/canberra.html 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Ancient Toilets

In the ancient world people were capable of designing quite sophisticated toilets. Stone age farmers lived in a village at Skara Brae in the Orkney islands (Scotland). Some of their stone huts had drains built under them and some houses had cubicles over the drains. They may have been inside toilets. www.localhistories.org/toilets.html 

Self Raising Flour

Henry Jones patented self raising flour on 11 March 1845. It wasn't a very big invention but it made cooking easier so well done Henry. www.localhistories.org/food.html 

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Plague

On 9 March 1562 Naples banned people from kissing in public to help stop the spread of the plague (they thought that was one way the plague spread). www.localhistories.org/plague.html 

Barbie

Barbie debuted at the American Toy Fair in New York on 9 March 1959 www.localhistories.org/toys.html 

History of Gambling

A history of gambling in the UK www.localhistories.org/gambling.html 

Monday, 9 March 2020

Yuri Gagarin

Happy birthday you share it with Yuri Gagarin the first man in space. You also share it with Amerigo Vespucci the great explorer who sailed along the coast of South America. www.localhistories.org/space.html

Friday, 6 March 2020

Toronto

Toronto was incorporated on 6 March 1834. Happy Toronto Day. www.localhistories.org/toronto.html 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Chicago

Happy birthday Chicago. (it was incorporated as a city on 4 March 1837). www.localhistories.org/chicago.html 

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone was born on 3 March 1847. http://www.localhistories.org/bell.html

Monday, 2 March 2020

Food in the 20th Century

Food in the 20th Century

Philadelphia

In 1681 King Charles II granted a large amount of land in North America to a Quaker named William Penn. He established the colony of Pennsylvania. Penn sailed to North America in 1682. When he arrived he founded the city of Philadelphia. www.localhistories.org/philadelphia.html