Sunday, 10 October 2010

On this day in 1911 the Qing dynasty in China was brought to an end by the Wuchang Uprising and the Republic of China (now known as Taiwan) was founded. Double Ten Day is therefore their national foundation day. The tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year however is not so special as one might expect because the calendar in Taiwan started in 1911 so next year will be more significant to them.
I was going to write a piece about the Panama Canal as we have a diary entry which says that that canal was opened on this day in 1913. I am not sure if that is correct so I will check this before I subject you to my photos of that amazing canal.

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