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Interesting Fact - Small Talk

According to a documentary by Channel 4,  when they go to the pub together men are more likely to talk about their children and relationshi...

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18th December

1946 - Stephen Bantu Biko was born.  


16th December

Is Christmas Jumper Day - In the UK, for the last 3 years, people wear a Christmas themed woolly / pullover / jumper / sweater to work on this day, and donate to Save the Children.

Christmas Jumper Day

On This Day

19th December

1948 - The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


9th December

Christmas Card Day - In honor of the first commercial Christmas card from Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874).  If you haven't posted your cards yet, you'd better get a shift on.

On This Day

8th December

1980 - Former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death outside his apartment building in New York City. He was 40.

On This Day

1984 - The world's worst industrial disaster took place when 42 tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from the Union Carbide subsidiary pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India. More than 500,000 people were exposed to the toxic gases, with the symptoms bearing all the hallmarks of cyanide poisoning.

The first official death toll was 2,259. A more probable figure is that 8,000 people died within two weeks. It is estimated that around 20,000 people have died from gas-related diseases since the disaster.


1992 - The first text message was sent.