1770 Capt James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef – there’s an online reef game here, and you could make one out of a fish tank, shells, play dough.
1864 Richard Strauss born – so listen to The Blue Danube
1935 Edwin Armstrong demonstrates FM radio
1936 the International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London – talk about dreams, nightmares and try and draw one
Kamehameha Day: Hawaii celebrates Kamehameha the Great (1758-1819) who united all the islands as one country. Try a Ha’a Koa dance, shell blowing, making a lei or a hula dance. Hawai’i is also famous for killing Captain Cook after he abducted their king as a ransom for a boat they had pinched, and for Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour (in Hawaii) which brought the US into WWII.
Prince Henrik’s Birthday (Denmark) – see 5th June