There are so many things to celebrate throughout the year, but here are a few from the past 150 years that might have slipped your mind.
First of all let's look at those events that are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
1969 saw the year in which Robin Knox Johnston sailed solo around the world without stopping, and The Clangers, one of the many beloved characters created by Oliver Postgate, was first shown on television. 1969 also saw the maiden flight of Concorde.
Let's go back another 50 years to 1919, when the character 'William' created by Richmal Crompton made his first appearance in 'Home' magazine, this was the same year that saw the founding of 'Bentley' cars.