On This Day 12 October

By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-10-12
In 1866 the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald, was born; in 1915 Edith Cavell was executed for helping allied soldiers to escape; in 2019 Eliud Kipchoge completed the fastest marathon; in 1823 Charles Macintosh first started selling his famous raincoats

Charles Macintosh - Scottish inventor

It was in 1823 that Charles Macintosh first started selling raincoats, which were (and still are) known as Macs. The Mackintosh (with the k) is made out of rubberised fabric and is still sold to this day.

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Other events on this day

  • 1823: Charles Macintosh started selling raincoats (Macs)
  • 1866: Ramsay MacDonald was born, he was the first Labour Party Prime Minister (1924) in the United Kingdom
  • 1915: English nurse Edith Cavell was executed for assisting Allied soldiers to escape from German-occupied Belgium
  • 2019: Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in less than 2 hours (1h59) in Vienna
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