Finally, and definitely not a week late, here is our first Throwback Thursday post of 2018!
This week, we’re throwing it back to a post we did in 3 years ago on January 16th 2015, looking at what happened in the news that week…
It varied from Grammar schools struggling with funding, to a robber deciding not to steal from a US convenience store because he knew the cashier! Do you remember these stories being in the news back in 2015? Let us know!
What else happened on the 11th January?
In 1813, the first pineapples were planted in Hawaii.
Fact; It can take more than 2 years for a pineapple plant to produce a single pineapple fruit! That’s a long time for just one fruit…
In 1922, Insulin was first used on humans. 14-year-old Leonard Thompson from Canada was the official insulin guinea pig!
Fact; The name insulin comes from the Latin insula, for islands. It refers to the pancreatic islets of Langerhans that contain the beta cells.
In 1964, Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry M.D published a report stating the smoking may be hazardous for your health, sparking anti-smoking campaigns!
Fact; Smoking IS in fact, bad for your health. Shockingly…
Who’s Celebrating Today?
Grammy Award winner Mary J Blige celebrates her 47th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Mary!
Fact; At 18, she was the youngest and first female artist to sign to Uptown Records.
Footballer Jamie Vardy also celebrates his birthday today, turning 31. Happy Birthday to you too, Jamie!
Fact; In the 2015/2016 season, Jamie scored in a record 11 consecutive Premier League games.
That’s all for this week! Check back again next Thursday for more Throwback Thursday posts.