Saturday Scenes

Fri 24 April 2009

On This Day…

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 19:25

The 18th of April may not sound like an exciting day but a little bit of research shows that it is a day when seriously important things happen!

  • 1025: Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland
  • 1480: Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara, was born
  • 1775: Paul Revere begins his legendary midnight ride to warn his compatriots that British troops were approaching
  • 1783: Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
  • 1881: Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • 1906: An earthquake, followed by fire, destroys most of San Francisco, killing 3000 people
  • 1915: French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.
  • 1949: Eire formally withdraws from the British Commonwealth and becomes the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1956: Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
  • 1968: London Bridge was sold to an American who thought he was buying Tower Bridge.
  • 1977: @vaxanta was born
  • 1980: The southern African nation of Rhodesia is renamed Zimbabwe after it is granted black majority rule.
  • 1982: Queen Elizabeth II signs the Constitution Act of 1982, which replaces the British North America Act of 1867 as Canada’s Constitution.
  • 2009: Excellent photographs taken by people all over the world for SatScenes!

Seriously, this is just such a fun set of photos, I think you should click through on every single one!

You should take a look at the twitter streams of all of our talented Saturday Scene submitters:

It’s easy to take part:

  1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
  2. Upload the photograph
  3. Send a tweet to @SatScenes with the url

I’m looking forward to seeing your Saturday Scene in the next edition!

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