On this day

    On this day

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2021-02-19


    What happened in history on today’s date?

    In 1819 the British explorer William Smith discovered the South Shetland Islands and claimed them in the name of King George III.A patent was granted in 1878 to Thomas Edison for his gramophone.823 British bombers attacked Berlin in 1944.1971 saw the debut on BBC1 of the TV chat show “Parkinson” presented by Michael Parkinson.Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi Hunter, was awarded an honorary knighthood in 2004 in recognition of ‘ a lifetime of service to humanity’.In 2018 110 girls were declared missing, presumed kidnapped by Boko Haram, after an attack on a school in Dapchi, Nigeria.

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