Thursday, 28 April 2016

28 April

£10 in the draw! ARE YOU SURE IT ISN’T YOUR LUCKY DAY? It was lucky in 1910 when Frenchman Louis Paulhan won the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England. In 1932 a vaccine for yellow fever was announced for use on humans and in 2001, Dennis Tito became the world's first space tourist.

Famous people born on this day include Harper Lee, American author, born 1926, Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter, born 1948, Ian Rankin, Scottish author, born 1960 and Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and producer, born 1974. So many wonderful people to choose from. As I have chosen Harper Lee for a previous day, I am going to go with the wonderful Terry Pratchett.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

Have a wonderful day!