On This Day

 
18 April 1855: Sir Neville Chamberlain added newly coloured balls to the pool table. Leading to the creation of what we know as Snooker.

18 April 1855: Sir Neville Chamberlain added newly coloured balls to the pool table. Leading to the creation of what we know as Snooker.

 
19 April 1775 The “shot heard around the world” was fired by an undetermined gun, and with that the American Revolution was underway.

19 April 1775 The “shot heard around the world” was fired by an undetermined gun, and with that the American Revolution was underway.

 
 
25 April 1792 In Paris, France. Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first living man to lose his head to the Guillotine.

25 April 1792 In Paris, France. Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first living man to lose his head to the Guillotine.

 
16 May 1872 Metropolitan Gas Company lamps were lit for the first ever time

16 May 1872 Metropolitan Gas Company lamps were lit for the first ever time