On 9th May 1816, the Gothic novel Glenarvon was published. The novel by Lady Caroline Lamb created a sensation in its day.
On 2nd May 1982, the Argentine cruiser ‘General Belgrano’ sunk by British Royal Navy submarine ‘Conqueror’, killing more than 350 men.
On 25th of April 1990 the Hubble space telescope was placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery.
On 18th of April 1916, Edith Wharton, was appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort.
On 11th of April 1831, the Lewis Chess Pieces, were put on public display at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, shortly after their rediscovery in a sand bank on the island of Lewis.
On 4th of April 1968 US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.
On March 28th 1935 Robert H.Goddard successfully used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
On 21st of March 1859 The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh opened.
On 14th of March 1899 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin took out a US patent for a ‘navigable balloon’. It became known as a Zeppelin airship.
On 7th of March 1912 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen announced to the world the location of the South Pole which he had reached on 14th December 1911.