On this day: The First Episode of Coronation Street

On December 9, 1960, the first episode of British soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on Granada Television. Still going strong 54 years and over 8400 episodes later, the show is broadcast several times each week in the UK and…

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Tuesday, 9th December 2014

On this day: The Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, an impromptu jam session took place at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, which a local newspaper dubbed ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’. With Perkins in…

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Thursday, 4th December 2014

On this day: Eat A Red Apple Day

December 1st is ‘Eat a Red Apple Day’, according to quite a number of web sites, though nobody seems to know where the celebration originated. There’s also the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ which would seem…

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Monday, 1st December 2014

On this day: First International Football Match

On this day in 1872, the first bona fide international  football match took place on St Andrew’s Day between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland’s Cricket Ground in the Partick area of Glasgow. Although a series of games…

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Sunday, 30th November 2014

On this day: Band Aid Recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

What is this non-descript building in north-west London, you ask? It just happens to be the studio where one of the biggest selling singles in UK history was recorded. On this date in 1984, a star-studded list of pop and…

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Tuesday, 25th November 2014

On this day: Doctor Who First Broadcast

Hello time-travellers… Today we’re visiting the Tardis to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode of Doctor Who on the BBC. Through the wonders of Street View you can tour the interior of the famous “bigger…

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Sunday, 23rd November 2014
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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Royal Alexandra Theatre Opened

One more curtain call … the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto opened on this day in 1907, making it the…

On this day: First Person to Swim the English Channel

On August 25, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, from Dover to…

My 200th Post – A Look Back

Almost six years ago I wrote a brief article for Google Sightseeing. Today marks my 200th full-length1 post, so I’m…

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  3. Wayne: I’ve taken one of those half-day tours to Niihau. The helicopter company, owned by the Robinson family,...
  4. Jel: And that’s not to mention the Dutch 11-towns race, when and if it gets cold enough – nigh on 200km....
  5. Andrew Thielmann: Not longest skating anymore: the skating trail on the lake in Invermere (lat/lng:50.493583,...

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