10 things that happened on this day in history.
2348 BC: According to Biblical scholars, this was The Day of The Flood.
1491: The Siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, began.
1703: The Great Storm in the UK. Lasting for 2 days, and bringing with it winds of 120mph, it killed over 9,000 people.
1835: Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland. By the time he died, he’d given away $350million.
1867: Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.
1885: Banff Park in Canada opened to tourists.
1897: Helen Duncan, the last person in the UK to be tried, convicted and imprisoned under the Witchcraft Act, was born.
1949: ‘Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer’ appeared on the music charts.
1963: The body of JFK was buried.
1990: Lech Walesa won Poland’s first popular election.