- 1759 – Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and started brewing Guinness.
- 1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrated incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in New Jersey.
- 1923 – The chimes of Big Ben were broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC.
- 1991 – The Soviet Union was officially dissolved.
Recently, I came across this poster,
Whilst chuckling at it's wit I also realised that it only takes a few small changes to make a big difference. A difference in my own life and in the lives of others. Often it's a matter of perspective. So this evening I shall be thinking of those small changes that I might make, some marking endings, some new beginnings, as we head into a new calendar year packed with promise, potential, joys, heartache, victories, failures and surprises. It's often a matter of perspective. It's often a matter of a few small changes.