Thirty-nine years ago today a man waiting for a London bus felt a sudden sharp sting in the back of his leg and turned to see someone picking up an umbrella. Four days later the man was dead.
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Britain’s worst airshow disaster happened 65 years ago today, on Saturday September 6th, 1952.
Out in the far-flung depths of interstellar space, around 12.8 billion miles from Planet Earth, is a chunk of 1970’s technology which might one day deliver news of our existence to an alien race.
Today the Queen will officially open the new £1.35bn Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth in Scotland, 53 years to the day since she officially opened its predecessor, the Forth Road Bridge.
Today we’re returning to our series looking at curious English phrases and expressions – things we might say and understand the meaning of, without really knowing where they come from.