13th May

1880 Thomas Eddison tests his electric railway

1958 Velcro trademarked – you can engineer strange shapes with Velcro dots, craft sticks, corks, buttons, bottle lids, etc.

1958 Ben Carlin finishes a 10-year trip around the world in a car-boat – definitely something to build and test with the Lego!

Abbotsbury Garland Day (children traditionally have day off school to make flower garlands, which are blessed in church and were once put into the sea to bless the fishermen’s work but are now hung on the WWI memorial)

Rotuma Day (independence of Rotuma, an island off Fiji)

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