On This Day in Cymru

September 24th

1245
The first recorded shipwreck on the coast of Cymru/Wales: an English ship supplying Henry III ran aground on Morfa Conwy and many deaths followed when the Welsh attacked it.

SR1885 — Death of Samuel Roberts, publisher and reformer, minister, radical and biographer, at Conwy. S.R., as he was known, was also one of the first in Cymru to master shorthand.

clydachvale1966 — Cambrian colliery, Clydach Vale, Rhondda — scene of the lat major coal mining disaster in Wales. The mine is now closed. The worst mining disaster in Welsh history, Senghenydd, killed 440 miners near the town of Caerphilly, on October 14, 1913. Among the most heartbreaking mining disasters occurred in the village of Aberfan, when the colliery spoil tip collapsed and destroyed the local school, killing 116 children and 28 adults, on October 21, 1966.

 Welshman, Hurdler Colin Jackson, from waytofamous.com

Welshman, Hurdler Colin Jackson, from waytofamous.com

1988 — Colin Jackson of Caerdydd/Cardiff won the silver medal in the 110 metres hurdles at the Seoul Olympics.

 

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