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.