History

5 Fascinating Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew
History

5 Fascinating Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew

Bermuda has a rich history, and while most of us are seasoned veterans in our own heritage, here are 5 historical facts about our island you probably don't already know. Earthquake, 1701: The 1701 quake was strong enough to require the rebuilding  of St. Anne's Church some 15 years later. On an earlier occasion in June 1664, the Southampton Parish register chronicled another earthquake with the following words: "Upon the 25th day of June, Anno 1664 being the Sabbath Day…


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Before He Was King: Prince Charles Visits Bermuda 1970

From Our Archives: A full and detailed account from the December 1970 issue of The Bermudian of every moment of the Royal Visit of HRH the Prince of Wales in October that year. Man and Nature worked beautifully together on those three…


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5 Historical Facts About Dockyard

On the far western tip of Bermuda, the Royal Naval Dockyard sits in stately grandeur. Known simply as “Dockyard” by locals presently, these mighty buildings once served as headquarters for England’s Royal Navy. Today, the area is a port for…


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10 Facts About the Montana You Should Know

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has announced that the famed Montana shipwreck has sustained damage as a result of the recent Hurricane Humberto. Although the extent of the damage is not yet known, the ship is a favourite…


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Making Waves: Inventor, Reginald Fessenden who introduce the world to the wonder of wireless transmission yet battled for recognition in a fascinating saga of science

It was in 1906 that people first talked to each other over long distances without the help of wires. It was done, not by Gugliemo Marconi, but by a Canadian named Reginald Fessenden, who married a Bermudian and spent his…

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A Brief History of the ILTT

The first International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTT) was in 1961 and grew out of a governmentsponsored tournament between the Bahamas and Bermuda. Author Joe Brooks who was friends with Pete Perinchief and others, formed a team of American Sports Writers…