At about 2am on October 12th, 1492, a 23-year-old sailor cried out "Land ahoy!", probably never realising the full immensity of his first sighting of the New World.
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It is one of the British Isles' most enduring legends that somewhere in the deep dark waters of Loch Ness lurks a prehistoric monster.
This week brings the annual World Arthritis Day, on Wednesday October 12th, and for the whole of the week our daily Acorn blog will focus on arthritis. We have teamed up with Arthritis Care, the UK's leading charity offering help, support, advice and information to people living with arthritis.
Yul Brynner, the Russian-born actor who starred in the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical "The King and I" more than 4,600 times, died 31 years ago today, on October 10th, 1985.