Saturday, 17 February 2018

This Day In History





Births – Ed Sheeran (1991!), Ruth Rendell (author), Gene Pitney, Michael Jordan


Events

Electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr broken by House of Representatives (1801) – how much could have changed?

First female Justice of the Peace appointed (1870)

Puccini's opera Madam Butterfly premieres (1904)

Prohibition ended (1933)

Beatles released Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields (1967)

Golda Meir sworn in as first female PM of Israel (1969)

British Parliament votes to join the EU (1972)

Kasparov beats the super computer at chess (1996)

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