Building Blocks of History 16th August

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.

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

disappearing star.


What does 16th August mean to you?  Create a Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.




Welcome to Haiga Heaven Weekly Challenge!

Regular visitors know, I love Haigas.

Traditionally, Japanese Haigas are a complimentary combination of a haiku and simple painting. Modern Haiga writers embrace a range of visual media including photography and graphics.

Join me, having fun, creating new Haigas, using your favourite medium.

If you want to join in,  you’ll find a new prompt to inspire your  Haiga  every Sunday.  Add a link in the comments box to share your Haiga.

I look forward to seeing your take on this week prompt – Vanquished.

A Portentous day
arrayed before invaders
vanquished by the foe.

The day that changed history,
established a dynasty.