Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Great Eastern

On 31 January a ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Great Eastern, was launched. 

Friday, 26 January 2018

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Gold Rush

On 24 January 1848 James Marshall struck gold at Sutters Mill in California beginning the California gold rush.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Elizabeth Blackwell

On 23 January 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the USA. (The first woman in England to qualify as a doctor was Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in 1865). 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Salem Witch Trials

On 20 January 1692 2 girls in Salem, Massachusetts started having fits. The result was the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Joan of Arc

According to a tradition Joan of Arc was born on 6 January 1412. Not sure if it actually was that day but happy birthday anyway.