Princess Diana was one of the most beloved members of the British royal family, and the British, as well as her many fans around the world, have not forgotten her even 26 years after her death. It is common knowledge that Charles and Diana’s marriage was not a happy one. During the pheasant hunt, they had their first public fight, and then they just continued to fight. In that unhappy marriage, they both cheated. On June 29, 1994, in a television documentary, Charles admitted to marital infidelity without mentioning the name of the woman with whom he had committed adultery.
Nevertheless, the BBC’s interview of Princess Diana with Martin Bashir, broadcast on November 20, 1995 in the documentary series “Panorama”, was the final blow to Charles and Diana’s marriage. Filmed in Diana’s drawing room at Kensington Palace, it made history for the candid way in which Diana revealed intimate details about royal life, her marriage and her struggles with postpartum depression and bulimia. She also admitted that she herself had been unfaithful by cheating on Charles with army officer James Hewitt. During the interview, the princess admitted that her marriage with Charles was over. “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” said Diana, referring to Charles’ secret relationship with the future duchess Camilla.
The interview was conducted in the utmost secrecy, and they smuggled the equipment into Kensington Palace. Diana died in a car accident just two years after the interview. On November 20, 1866, James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick patented their invention of the children’s toy we now call the yo-yo. At the time, it was called ‘ Whirligig’, while the word yo-yo itself originates from the Philippines.
On November 20, 1923, the US Patent Office granted a patent to Garrett Morgan for the invention of a three-command traffic sign that was the forerunner of the modern traffic light. His invention was not the first traffic light in the world, rather it represented an innovation of the existing traffic light that had the options “Stop” and “Go”. Namely, Morgan added the third option “Warning” (yellow light) in order to regulate traffic more safely. Read more time machines HERE