Thursday, 28 January 2016

28 January

A lucky day for the printed word! On this day in 1754, Horace Walpole first used the word ‘serendipity’ in a letter to Horace Mann, and in 1813, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published. The Yale Daily News became the first daily college newspaper in the United States on this day in 1878 and in 1706 the English printer and typographer John Baskerville was born.

This day was also a day of firsts and lasts. In 1956 Elvis Presley appeared on US television for the first time. Two years later in 1958, the last episode of The Goon Show (a British radio comedy programme) was broadcast. So it seems only right we give them the final say: “I shall not speak! No words shall pass my lips! Beat me, torture me, burn me with red-hot irons! I will not speak... until it hurts.”

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