Well, today we're officially a year old. Happy Birthday to us!
The Great Ormond Street Hospital took in its first patient in 1854. The Labour Representation Committee officially adopted the name The Labour Party in 1906. Decimalisation of British currency was completed in 1971. In 2003, the largest peace protest in history took place as anywhere from 8 to 30 million people in more than 600 cities protested the Iraq War.
Born today: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Charles-André van Loo (1705-1765), Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), Miep Gies (1909-2010), Yelena Bonner (1923), Claire Bloom (1931), Jane Seymour (1941) and Matt Groening (1954).
It is John Frum Day in Vanuatu.