Magellan discovered his strait in 1520. There was some sea battle in 1805. Tralfamadore? Traffic Cone? Maybe you've heard about it before. And French women were allowed to vote in 1945.
Born today: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), Ursula LeGuin (1929), Geoff Boycott (1940), Peter Mandelson (1953), Carrie Fisher (1956), Julian Cope (1957) and Paul Ince (1967).
While Britain is celebrating nice, healthy Apple Day, we here in North America will be observing the International Day of the Nacho. Ours is tastier.