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In 1698 the Eddystone Lighthouse was lit after 2 years construction.He was killed and the lighthouse totally destroyed
British construction worker Graham Fagg and French construction worker Philippe Cozette broke through the final piece of rock to shake hands in the middle.
Quote from: Don_1 on 01/12/2011 07:51:51British construction worker Graham Fagg and French construction worker Philippe Cozette broke through the final piece of rock to shake hands in the middle.If it had been Philippe Gauloises it would have been an amazing coincidence.
They could have rode off together into the sunset on the back of a camel.
... earlier this year, I found what I believed to be the mass grave of last year's snowmen. On further investigation, it turned out to be a carrot farm.
Sir Bernard Lovell is not quite as old as you make out, he was born in 1913.
On this day in 1951, the first nuclear generated electricity was produced by EBR-1 in Idaho, USA.
BTW, shouldn't that be "nukeular"?
Published on this day in 1859, Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.” Later publications were shortened to The Origin of Species.As Darwin suspected, he was ridiculed by the press for his suggestion that man had evolved from apes.Sketches of Galapagos Finches which would figure greatly in Darwin's theory. Lonesome GeorgePinta Island Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Another evolutionary hint to Darwin.[attachment=15568]??Marine Iguana, unique to the Galapagos.
Quote from: Geezer on 29/10/2011 18:08:53Quote from: Don_1 on 29/10/2011 13:33:46Born today in 1656, Edmund HalleyWasn't he the bloke with the Comets? You're about three centuries off.Wrong comets Geezer;Not these comets (plural)This comet (singular)But as it happens, I seem to have made a faux pas anyway, Edmund (or Edmond) was actually born on the 8th Nov 1656.Just to add, Sir Jimmy Saville, he of the shell suit, cigar and 'now then, now then', not to mention 'clunk-click' and the OTT jewellery has died today.
Quote from: Don_1 on 29/10/2011 13:33:46Born today in 1656, Edmund HalleyWasn't he the bloke with the Comets? You're about three centuries off.
Born today in 1656, Edmund Halley