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Saint Andrew’s Day is the feast day of St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland. Celebrated on 30th November in Scotland. It is celebrated in other parts of the world too. Happy St. Andrew’s Day!
On this day in 1983, the Brinks Mat security warehouse at London’s Heathrow Airport was robbed of £25 million worth of gold bars weighing three tons. The gang gained entry to the warehouse from an insider security guard called Anthony … Continue reading
On this day in 1984, Band Aid created by Bob Geldoff and Midge Ure, rock stars gathered at Studios in London to record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas‘, to aid famine relief in Ethiopia. It has raised millions of pounds for … Continue reading
Hic! On this day in 1993, the last 14 bottles of Scotch whisky salvaged from the SS Politician, wrecked in 1941 and the inspiration of the book and film, Whisky Galore, were sold at auction for £11,462. Hic! Wonder if … Continue reading
At the bottom of this page and all the pages on Oye! If you scroll down to the bottom you can change the language by choosing your ‘mother tongue’. I know it is not a ‘perfect’ translation but you can … Continue reading
On this day in 1946, the first Biro ballpoint pen went on sale, invented by Hungarian László József Bíró and manufactured by a British company.
This song IS called ‘Thursday’, but strangely the word does not appear in the lyrics? Jim Croce died at the age of 30 yrs in a plane crash in 1973. But one of his most famous singles is the same … Continue reading
On this day in 1958, (the year I was born!) work began on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland. It was the longest suspension bridge outside the United States and the fourth-largest in the world at the time of its … Continue reading
On this day, in 1970. The ten-shilling note (50p) was officially withdrawn by the Bank of England. Replaced by the 50 pence coin.