Last year on September 7th, I posted a list of events that had occurred on that date. It turned out to be one of my most frequently read posts. Let's try that again... only this time, it's things that happened during the whole month of August.
1st The eleventh Olympic Games opened in Berlin in 1936.
1st In 1774 Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in the laboratory at Bowood House, Wiltshire, England.
2nd First roller skating rink opened in the UK (1875).
3rd Columbus set sail on his first voyage in 1492. They made their way to the Canary Islands.
4th The First World War. 1914 – 11th November 1918.
6th The sandwich was named after the Earl of Sandwich. It is said that in approximately 1762, the Earl of Sandwich asked for meat to be served between slices of bread to avoid interrupting a gambling game.
6th Jamaica gained independence in 1962 after being a British Colony for over 300 years.
8th Great Train Robbery (1963)
12th The model Ford, known as the Tin Lizzie and the first mass-produced car, went on sale in 1908.
13th Josef Jokeb, a German spy during World War II is the last person to be executed at the tower of London (1941)
14th World War II ends (1945)
14th Opening of the Olympic games in London. (1948)
21st The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo de Vinci, was stolen from the Louvre Gallery in 1911 – not recovered until 1913.
22nd International Red Cross founded in Geneva.
25th Daily flights between London and Paris, starting the first International air service. (1919)
26th In Britain, the BBC transmits the first high-definition television pictures. (1936)
28th Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968), American civil rights campaigner, made his famous “I have a dream speech” in 1963.
31st Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in France in 1997.
Don't forget, there'll be a quiz tomorrow!