25th ANNIVERSARY: The TITANIC was discovered on the 1st of September, 25 years ago.
The Titanic, a British luxury passenger liner, set sail on April 10, 1912. The Titanic was thought to be unsinkable. However, the ship collided with an iceberg andsank. Approximately 1,500 people died that night. For decades, the Titanic remained lost on the ocean floor. On September 1, 1985, the wreckage of the ship was found on the ocean floor at a depth of 13,000 feet. You can investigate the discovery of the Titanic at http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/titanic/titanic.html.
GREAT FIRE OF LONDON: ANNIVERSARY
The fire started on September 2, 1666, in the wooden house of a baker named Farryner, at London’s Pudding Lane, near the Tower. During the ensuing three days more than 13,000 houses were destroyed, though it is believed that only six lives were lost in the fire.
SAINT PETERSBURG NAME RESTORED: ANNIVERSARY
On September 6, 1991 the name Saint Petersburg was restored to the second-largest city of Russia. The city had been known as Leningrad for 67 years.
ELIZABETH I: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
On September 7, 1533, Queen of England, after whom the "Elizabethan Age” was named, was born at Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She succeeded to the throne in 1558 and ruled England until her death on May 24, 1603. Her reign was one of the most dynamic in English history and she was held in great affection by her people.
INCA ICE MAIDEN DISCOVERED: 15th ANNIVERSARY
Discovered in 1995, the mummy of a young girl sacrificed to a mountain god 500 years ago is now known simply as the Inca "Ice Maiden.” Found on top of Mount Ampato in Peru, the body was buried along with other objects that were meant as offerings to the gods. These findings helped scientists to understand more about this ancient culture.
INTERNATIONAL CLEAN HANDS WEEK Established to improve health and save lives through clean hands. Activities will be held to raise awareness about the importance of good hand hygiene.
For info: www.cleanhandscoalition.org.