Contents tagged with history
29 May 1968
Manchester Utd are first English club to win the title
1968 is a year that Man Utd fans will continue to honor as the team walked away as champions of the European Cup. Playing against Portuguese team Benfica, the English team won by four goals to one.
May 23 2000
Eminem releases his third studio album
Fourteen years ago (yes, this also makes us feel old) Eminem released his third album.
The Marshall Mathers LP went 7 times Platinum in the UK and Diamond in the US selling 10 million copies!
May 15 1940
McDonald's opens in California
In 1940, two brothers opened the first McDonald's restaurant (seen below) in San Bernardino, California, offering cheap BBQ style food to the public.
8 May 1945
Winston Churchill announced the end of war with Germany
"Winston Churchill made a broadcast to the nation, and in his wonderful and dramatic way told us that the war was over"
May 6 2014
Student became the first to run a mile in under 4 minutes!
Sixty years ago, on this Spring day, medical student Roger Bannister became the first person in history to run a mile in under four minutes.
30 April 1952
Anne Frank's diary is translated to English for release in the UK
With over 25 million copies sold and being cemented as one of the greatest books of the century, The Diary of Anne Frank offered an incredible insight into one girls experience of the Holocaust.
24 April 1953
Prime Minister was knighted in a ceremony by Queen Elizabeth
In 1953 Winston Churchill was invested as Knight of the Garter, becoming Sir Winston Churchill.
April 17 1970
Apollo 13 landed after it's turbulant 6 day mission
After it's April 11 launch from The Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, Apollo 13 landed back on Earth.
April 10 2012
The White Star Liner Titanic left Southampton for New York City
The world had been waiting with baited breath for the Titanic to begin it's epic voyage from Southampton to New York City.
April 1 1987
Steven Newman is the first man to ever walk around the world.
"The time had come to seek the answers to those questions of my mind and heart. The date was April 1, 1983".