Did you know…
On this day (February 23) in 1958, five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina is kidnapped in Cuba by a group of Fidel Castro’s rebels.
Fangio was taken from his Havana hotel the day before the Cuba Grand Prix, an event intended to showcase the island nation. He was released unharmed several hours after the race. The kidnapping was intended to bring international embarrassment to Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, whose government Castro would overthrow on January 1, 1959.
The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits.
The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables.
Today, dog biscuits are often used for training. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best friend a treat can help to keep him healthy!
~ Happy Anniversary to Lego ..
The modern Lego brick was patented on January 28, 1958; bricks from that year are still compatible with current bricks.