Building Blocks of History 10th 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 10th August in years gone by.

In 1675 the first Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed laid the foundation stone of the new Royal Observatory, Britain’s first state-funded scientific research institution.

In 1792 people of Paris stormed the Tuileries and Louis XVI was arrested.

In 1990 the Magellan Space probe reached Venus, 471 years after Magellan set off on his voyage to circumnavigate the globe.

In 1988 I visited Stonehenge not long after it was designated a World Heritage Site.


Looking at the stars

Years of astronomer dreams

Finally come true.


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