18th January

1882 A.A. Milne born – so read Winnie the Pooh

1884 Arthur Ransome born, author of Swallows and Amazons

1778 James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands and names them the Sandwich Islands, I kid you not. See 11th June.

1788 Britain sends its first lot of convicts to Australia

1886 modern field hockey is founded with the Hockey Association – we use spatulas for hockey sticks

1997 Boerge Ousland of Norway is the first person to cross the Antarctic alone

2005 the Airbus is unveiled in France – we love this Lego Airbus.

Tunisia Revolution Day – see 25th June.

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