Cutty Sark

The famous tea-clipper, still preserved as a tourist attraction on the Thames, brought her cargoes back from the orient with such speed that rival vessels racing against her always lost. A bet placed on this race ruins the Earl of St James in LONDON's 'The Cutty Sark'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first leap year in the modern sense was in 1752 in Britain, with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar by Britain and her colonies. This was not the first time leap years had been used; the Julian calendar used before 1752 had a simpler system of leap years, and The Islamic calendar Al-Hijra also has an extra day added to the 12th month Zul Hijja on leap years.




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