Sunday, 8 May 2016

8 May

£10 in the draw! Could it be your Lucky Day? It was lucky in 1899 when the Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play. In 1912, Paramount Pictures was founded and in 1980, the World Health Organization confirmed the eradication of smallpox.

Famous people born on this day include David Attenborough, English environmentalist and television host, born 1926, Jack Charlton, English footballer and manager, born 1935 and Enrique Iglesias, Spanish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, born 1975. The day has to go to Sir David Attenborough:

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.

Have a wonderfully lucky day my friend.