Rock ’n roll hits Europe

Two years after ‘Rock around the Clock’ had exploded onto the music scene, Bill Haley gave Britain its first experience of a live rock ’n roll show.

On this Day: World’s largest diamond found

On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine near Pretoria, a 3 106-carat diamond was discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. it was the largest diamond ever found.