1844 the world’s first mechanically frozen ice-rink, the Glaciarium, opens in London – so make an ice rink for your toys by putting a plate of water in the freezer overnight.
1889 the Eiffel Tower revealed at the Paris Universal Exposition – can you build it?
1994 Channel Tunnel opens
- Lebanon/Gabon/Syria Martyrs’ Day
- Lithuania Mother’s Day
- The first day of Hıdırellez (Turkey’s spring festival, celebrating Muslim equivalent of St George and some Pagan deities)