Saturday, 9 December 2006


Today in History, 9 Dec 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Change of the Light Bulb" was published in England.

Set in the Crimean War (1854-56), this poem is, of course, famous for the joke: "How many soldiers of the Light Brigade does it take to change a light bulb: 600"

Top Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale was dubbed 'The Lady of the Lamp' because she could change a light bulb single-handed.

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