1895 first game of rugby league played in Britain
1936 the last thylacine dies in Tasmania Zoo (Australia’s National Threatened Species Day)
Brazil Independence Day (from Portgual, 1822) – see 22nd April
Mozambique Victory Day (independence from Portugal, 1975) – see 25th June
Canada/US Labour Day (2015, first Monday in Sept) – here’s a career’s quiz for your kids.