Thomas Edison claimed that it would ‘do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear.’
It was back on October 10th 1886 that it is said wealthy American merchant banker James Brown Potter wore a dinner jacket to the Autumn Ball at Tuxedo Park, New York.
“Donald and Roseanna had eight children, the oldest of whom would have been aged 18 and the youngest aged 5 at the time of Donald’s death”
On the 3rd of October 1283 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales was executed on the orders of Edward I of England.
On 26th of September 1969 The Beatles released the album ‘Abbey Road.’
Doors Open 2021 features some excellent online presentations including this one from Orkney Library and Archive of Harvest times. It features contributions by Mary Bichan and Jim Laughton.
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
Tom Muir tells us the intriguing history of Tankerness House – now known as The Orkney Museum.
Orkney’s Aviation Festival 2021 takes place over two days – 9th- 10th September and covers the present, past and future.
On 5th of September 1698 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, introduced a beard tax.