MAR 13th 2018

On this day

1619; Richard Burbage died, English actor and theatre owner.
Richard and his brother Cuthbert had family interests in two London theatres, and ended up tied up in lawsuits.
The Blackfriars Theatre they kept, the other, called simply The Theatre, was dismantled when they could not resolve terms for a new lease with the landowner.
The beams, posts, and other remnants of The Theatre were moved to a new location on the south side of the Thames River and reassembled into a new playhouse called the Globe, famous as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
All the worlds a stage, and all those upon it are players.
Do you know someone who has never heard of the 'globe' GOSH

1770 The birth, in Leicester, of Daniel Lambert a jailer and animal breeder, famous for his unusually large (massive by any measurement) size.
By the time he was aged 35 he weighed 50 stone (700 lb / 320 kg) and was the heaviest authenticated person at the time.
He died suddenly aged 39, at Stamford, Lincolnshire.
'Hope' I die before I get old'...
Today; even with the NHS looking after you, if you are overweight; the grim reaper will visit you a bit earlier...
Though taxes are now debatable... Death is still a fact of life - and always will be...
It's a lot easier to be a gourmet than a gourmand, if you have a few bob in/under the bunker.
Can you guess when you are going. GOSH

1873; Eight clubs met to form the Scottish Football Association. They were Queen's Park, Clydesdale, Vale of Leven, Dumbreck, Third Lanark, Eastern, Granville and Kilmarnock.
Never ever forget that the population of Scotland is smaller than that of Yorkshire.
Do you know the geographical location of Scottish towns/conurbations; never mind the footie clubs.
Name anything north of the border begining with 'G' - apart from the Grampians. NO Josh Jimmy GOSH

1927; The lance ceased to be an official weapon in the British Army.
Nostalgia aint what it used to be - let's hang on to what we got...
Giz a gun GOSH

1961; Black and white Bank of England five pound notes ceased to be legal tender.
In 2018; most of the world is a bank; and, most of those upon it are payers.
'Let's hang on to what we got' laughed the greedy git. GOSH

1972; Britain and China resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of 22 years. The UK has always traded with the Chinese...
Before the Newcastle side of the quayside was developed; some of the Lock-ups contained the - more often than not - cheap party ware tat imported from China.
If you think - now China is a world player - we will garner favourable trade deals after Brexit.
You need another gunwale for your gizmo GOSH

One of - if not the - main reasons for Greece remaining in the EU is - never mind the politics.
A trading block can negotiate/demand better trade deals than a nation state - the N. American top dog of capitalism - despite the political change - is barking less menacingly now.