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|On This Day.|
Some years ago I entered a TV competition which was a weekly one where the Weatherman for Granada TV offered a prize for the best explanation or answer to the week’s question. The one I sent in was the answer to ’Where does the expression "In the nick of time" come from’.
My prize for winning was The Wordsworth Book of Days. It gives examples of such things as who was born, died, invented something, was hanged, or cites famous events etc.
Looking at the reference for today’s date I note that in 1888 Joseph (Patrick) Kennedy was born and became the founder of the Kennedy clan.
In 1666 the Great Fire of London was finally extinguished having started on the 2nd Sept of that year.
In 1987 Indian military scientists announced they had successfully devised a long-life chapati using a preservative which keeps the unleavened bread fresh for months.
In 1989 A computer error resulted in 41,000 Parisians receiving letters charging them with murder, extortion and organised prostitution instead of traffic fines!!!!!!! (That’s made my day - I don’t know about yours.)
Look forward to more fascinating snippets as the days go by. Especially look out on the 11th September!!!
Anyone wishing to add their own ’On This Day’ memories or whatever then please feel free. The more the merrier.
Last edited by Terry Carey
I used to be uncertain - now I’m not so sure!