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Friday, 30 March 2018

Alaska

On 30 March 1867 the USA signed a treaty with Russia. The Russians agreed to sell Alaska for $7.2 million. www.localhistories.org/alaska.html  

Friday, 23 March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Inventor of Elastic

Another little known inventor: Thomas Hancock invented elastic in 1820. Well done Mr Hancock. Elastic is one of those inventions most of us take for granted but is very useful. www.localhistories.org/clothestime.html  

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Happy Birthday RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was formed on 4 March 1824. Its debatable who invented the lifeboat. Lionel Lukin patented an unsinkable boat in 1785 but the first purpose built lifeboat was built by Henry Greathead in 1790. Well done gentlemen.

Saturday, 3 March 2018