Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.
All of these things happened on 16th August in years gone by.
Peterloo Massacre 1819.
Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977.
First transatlantic telegram
Walking in the park 2016.
In 1819 the Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester.
In 1858 Queen Victoria the first transatlantic telegram was sent by Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan.
In 1977 Elvis Presley died.
In 2016 I was dog sitting and spent the day in the park.
dawning of a new era
What does 16th August mean to you? Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.
Inspired by Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Honey & Wine.
With sugary smiles,
obsequious dulcet toned
but in vino veritas
your honeyed words are exposed.
Haiku Horizons prompt – Sky.
Far distant skyline
so tantalisingly close
streets of gold and dreams.
WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Elemental.
Cleansing, healing, pure
essential for life.
This week Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is Any New Photo.
dreams for the future.
WP Daily Prompt – Carousel.
pantomime carousel of
Teaching children about their
endangered cousins’ plight.