Make Lemonade staff believe nearly everyone in New Zealand will remember November 19 as the day double World Cup winning All Blacks rugby captain Richie McCaw retired to enjoy Christchurch Helicopters and other activities – that are now his own business.
It’s a day in history that has a lot of significance to many people in the past. On that day:
- Alfred Tennyson became British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth in 1850
- London was selected to host the Olympics in 1908
- Women were allowed to vote in Spain (to the help right wing government) in 1933
- Don Bradman scored 119 for South Australia against Victoria in 1946
- A North American F-86 Sabre set world aircraft speed record of 1124kph in 1952
- Fidel Castro accepted removal of Soviet weapons in Cuba in 1962
- The Beatles released their Magical Mystery Tour album in 1967, including tracks such as The Fool on the Hill, Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane
- Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become the third and fourth people on the Moon in 1969
- CBS TV banned Calvin Klein’s jean advert featuring Brooke Shields in 1980
- The Monica Lewinsky scandal: impeachment hearings begin against US President Bill Clinton in 1998
- John Key was sworn in as New Zealand’s 38th prime minister in 2008
November 19 is also birthdays for the late Indira Gandhi, American talk show host Larry King, actresses Meg Ryan and Jodie Foster, and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Enjoy life Richie. You’ve earned it.