Add Your Piece of History… 21st June

21 Jun
  • On this day in 1982.  Prince William of Wales is born.  Prince William was born William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor at 9:03pm in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London.
  • On this day in 1869.  The first telegram is sent in Western Australia.  Australia’s first telegraph line, which ran from Melbourne to Williamstown, opened in 1854.  Each of the other states followed suit within seven years, but Western Australia’s relative isolation delayed the development of the technology.  The first telegraph pole was installed near the Perth jetty by Colonial Secretary, the Honorable Fred Barlee, in 1869, and a 12 mile wire extended to Fremantle.  the first telegram was sent on the 21st of June 1869.  The text of the first telegram read: “To the chairman of the Fremantle Town Trust.  His Excellency Colonel Bruce heartily congratulates the inhabitants of Fremantle on the annihilation of distance between the Port and the Capital and he requests that this the first message may be publicly known.  Government House 21st June 1869.”
  • On this day in 2003.   The fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” was published by J.K. Rowling. Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history)

English: His Royal Highness Prince William of ...

His Royal
Highness Prince William of Wales. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 21st June”

  1. midlifetraveller June 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Wow, that’s 10 years ago for that Harry Potter book, doesn’t seem that long ago that the first one came out. Doesn’t time fly!

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