Category: Series 50

November 7, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Music chart Moment that changed music forever:  1936 Billboard mag’s Chart Line lists most popular songs on 3 US major radio stations.  1940 best-selling records chart launch.  1958 sales + airplay combined to create Hot 100 Singles Chart, which now includes downloads & streaming data.  Play on Guessed the Word?          Series…

November 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Split World economy milestone splits: 1494, 1945, 2019?  1494 Treaty of Tordesillas red vertical line divided the “New World” between Spain & Portugal.  1945 Iron Curtain divided Europe between the West & the Soviet bloc.  2019 US & China tariff war splits the world economy into 2, forcing trading partners to choose 1 or the…

November 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Night tube London’s night tube on Fridays/Saturdays lights up the economy by £360m; will be £1.54bn over 10 years.  Supports >3,600 jobs & has >500,000 users.  2 peaks – revellers at 01:30 BST & workers at 04:00.  Increase in demand since 2016 launch is double that of day time.  Oxford Circus is busiest entry &…

October 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Organic food 1962:  1st ‘no birdsong’ alarm on chemical pesticide dangers.  2019 – UK organic food market in 8th year of growth, on target to reach £2.5bn ($3.2bn, €2.9bn) in 2020.  Demand spreading from fruit & veg to other groceries, fish & dairy.  2018 growth of 5.3% outstripped non-organic, driven by independent shops, home delivery…

October 28, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Invisible hand 1776 economics milestone:  Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.  Free markets ‘led by an invisible hand’ benefit all, not just the butcher, brewer or baker seeking profit.  No other idea in history has done more to raise global prosperity.  His pin factory study showed division-of-labour specialisation & productivity motivates trade.  The ‘invisible hand’ is…

October 26, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Landmark Milestone for world heritage landmark:  26 Oct 2019 ban on climbing Uluru.  Visitor numbers up for each of the past 6 years.  86% chose not to climb the altar rock sacred to the local Anangu people in 2018.  Respecting spiritual/ cultural values boosts business & sets a new tourism direction.  Tjukurpa dreamtime Guessed the…