The 24th of May. It was my mother's birthday. She would have been ninety four today. And back in 2008 it was the day on which Shirley's mother, Winnie, died. That very day Hull City made it to The Premier League for the first time - beating Bristol City in The Championship play-off final at Wembley. The 24th of May 1959 was the day that Shirley was christened. In the past, and this was something my mother was quite proud of, May 24th was celebrated throughout the British Empire for it was Empire Day - a public holiday and a day for parties. Mum said that it was on one particular Empire Day that she saw and tasted an orange for the very first time.
Back in 1819 on May 24th, Queen Victoria was born and later today - May 24th - ny team - Hull City will learn their fate for next season as they take on Manchester United in their last fixture of the season while Newcastle United take on West Ham. It is us or them but the odds are on The Tigers to go down. Boo hoo! Only a year ago we were in our first F.A. Cup Final.
Apart from the usual significant days, do you have any other special dates when things just seem to happen?