Census Results for England and Wales

Census data reveals that the population of England and Wales increased by 3.7 million over the previous decade (7.1% increase), from 52.4 million to 56.1 million. It was the largest 10-year population growth in England and Wales since 1801, when the census taking began. Separate censuses are conducted in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Those calling themselves Christians […]

Why is June 18th Special?

In 1429, Joan of Arc leads French soldiers in defeating the main English army at the Battle of Patay, turning the tide of the Hundred Years’ War. In 1767, an English sea captain is the first European to reach Tahiti. In 1812, the U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom, starting the War of 1812. […]

Titanic Launch Anniversary

One hundred years ago today, the Titanic was launched from Belfast, Ireland. BBC The passenger liner sank after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912. It took three years to build the RMS Titanic and just 62 seconds to complete the launch. From Wikipedia: The largest passenger […]

Giant Flying Creature in Spain

In Barcelona and surrounding areas in Spain, in 1990, a large or giant flying creature was reported by a number of eyewitnesses. Now some cryptozoologists and others are trying to explain what happened. (Cryptomundo) The twentieth anniversary of an unusual and highly original case within Spanish cryptozoology took place a few months ago. In June […]