Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)
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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Today in history.

According to the sidebar links, today marks the anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto in 1848.

There are many, many, other things listed here and here that happened on earlier 21st Februarys. (No, spellcheck, it isn't wrong because there's no apostrophe in a non-possessive plural!)

In amongst them is 21st February 1916, which saw the commencement of the Battle of Verdun, and 1924, when Robert Mugabe was born.

'On this day', in 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick proudly announced the structure of DNA to the world of science, whilst 'this day' in 1997 saw the première of the film "The Empire Strikes Back".

Which of these events shall we celebrate?
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2 comments:

Witterings From Witney said...

Mrs. R,

The film The Empire Strikes Back was 'prophetic' in that it was before its time. In any event it was mistitled - it should have read The People Strike Back!

And very shortly..............

418 said...

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