Canada’s first subway line opened in Toronto on the 30th of March, 1954. Called the Yonge subway when it opened, it ran from Union Station.
Front Street outside Union Station being excavated to create the tracks. 1950. X
A 1950 image of houses demolished to make way for the line. X
On the 30th of March, 1965 the United States embassy in Saigon, Vietnam was bombed by the Viet Cong. The attack killed twenty-two people and injured 183 others.
The vehicle containing the bomb held 300 pounds of plastic explosives. Even though it was suggested, US President Lyndon B. Johnson refused to authorise retaliatory raids on North Vietnam.
The Graphic illustrates the opening performance.
The Royal Albert Hall in London, named in honour of Queen Victoria’s late husband, was opened on the 29th of March, 1871.
Prince Edward, the future king, gave the speech, as Victoria was said to be too overcome to talk.
A concert followed the opening speech.
…the Irish rebellion that happened *ALMOST* a century ago.
The problem is, the Easter Rising took place at the end of APRIL, 1916, not March!
I will be blogging about this uprising on the actual anniversary, not a month early, even if I’m the only one who does!
Catholic and Orthodox Christians in Ukraine will not celebrate Easter until the 1st of May, however here is a vintage Ukrainian Easter print by artist Jacques Hnizdovsky.
The writing in the print says: Христос Воскрес! (Khrystos Voskres!), with the response: Воїстину Воскрес! (Voyistynu Voskres!).
This means Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! The interaction is heard frequently at Easter, and for some weeks afterwards.
The Book of Mormon was first made available on the 26th of March, 1830.
Below is a page from the original version. X
Photographed in 1897
On the 25th of March, 1807, the world’s first passenger railway opened in Britain.
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway operated in Wales until 1960. The passenger cars were originally pulled by horses before being changed to steam locomotives, and then finally to electric trams.