Monthly Archive: June 2015

2nd June 1908 The Portable Vacuum Cleaner is Patented 0

2nd June 1908 The Portable Vacuum Cleaner is Patented

James Spangler did not enjoy his work. He was working as a janitor and cleaner in a department store in Ohio, USA. This was a far cry from his dream of being a successful...

1st June 1940 From Titanic to Dunkirk, Charles Lightoller had an Eventful Life 0

1st June 1940 From Titanic to Dunkirk, Charles Lightoller had an Eventful Life

On the morning of 1st June 1940 an old Royal Navy steam launch which had been converted into a pleasure cruiser set off across the English Channel from Ramsgate. At the helm was a...