Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18 - International This Day in History Day!

Ever wonder about what happened on this day in history? If you're like most people then the answer is No. This doesn't have to be the way it is. We can change that with a little help of Int. Day.

For example; did you know that on today, June 18th in 1429 French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc crush the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War. Or that on this day last year June 18 was declared Autistic Pride Day.

Truly amazing. So what I want you to do is pick a day, any day and discover one interesting fact about it. Or you can even pick an event and find out what day it really happen on. It doesn't even have to be a "historical" event to qualify.

As long as you know only one of the two. You can even find your own personal fact on this day. Example Did you know that Hyperion did not start a true blog until May 18th of this year? Now this is a historical event.

The moral of this story? There really isn't one. I just wanted to leave you with an example to stimulate your brain. So as long as it is factual it is exactly what we want.


Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Battle of Patay. Got it. I will remember this day forever and celebrate it by eating chicken Satay, since that's the only thing I can think of. And I like chicken Satay.

lost goddess said...

Fact: On October 31,1926 Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.

Hyperion said...

On this day in history Phil Mickelson lost a golden opportunity