1719 Robinson Crusoe published
1983 Samantha Smith is invited to the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov – just read about her and feel inspired!
DNA Day (celebrating Watson & Crick’s publication of the structure of DNA). The blog above is really good.
Other events today that might inspire your play:
- 1599 Oliver Cromwell born
- Anzac Day (commemorates Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who died fighting WWI)
- Sinai Liberation Day (Egypt: celebrates Israeli withdrawal from Sinai in 1982)
- Faroe Islands Flag Day
- Italy Liberation Day (by Allies from Mussolini’s socialist republic in 1945)
- Portugal Freedom Day (from the Estado Novo in 1974, a right-wing Catholic oppressive government)
- North Korea Military Foundation Day (North Korea’s army is the largest military organisation in the world, with nearly 9.5 million soldiers)
- Red Hat Society Day (a social group for over-50s women in America, who wear purple with a red hat, like the Jenny Joseph poem)
- Swaziland Flag Day
- First Day of Summer (Iceland 2013, first Thursday after 18 April)