One Day In History

What did you do yesterday? Go through your routine, get up, go to work or school, work for the day before returning to grab a few hours for yourself before starting the cycle again. Or did you do something different, out of the ordinary. Whatever you did, go over to History Matters and write it up,

Make history with us on 17 October by taking part in the biggest blog in history.

‘One Day in History’ is a one off opportunity for you to join in a mass blog for the national record. We want as many people as possible to record a ‘blog’ diary which will be stored by the British Library as a historical record of our national life.

Write your diary here reflecting on how history itself impacted on your day – whether it just commuting through an historic environment, discussing family history or watching repeats on TV.

If you are so inclined, you can even add your entry in Welsh. You’ve got until 1 November to add your entry, which will be stored by the Bristish Library and be available to the world.

In a similar manner, Yahoo are collecting words and images for a time capsule

For 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, Yahoo! users worldwide can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio ā€“ even drawings ā€“ to this electronic anthropology project. This digital data will be gathered and preserved for historical purposes.
And by November 8, you will have helped create a digital legacy of our times, a mosaic of revealing snapshots that will be sealed and entrusted to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings based in Washington D.C., officially taking its place in history.

Just in case there’s too much stuff there for you, the team are regualrly pulling out their favourites via the blog for the project.

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