February 7th, a day of milestones – not least for Notch!
It’s a special day at Notch, the second anniversary of Notch entering the bustling arena of Manchester marketing agencies. It’s our second birthday! We’re delighted to be sharing the day with a few other poignant events in history.
February 7th is a huge day for our fellow brit, Ellen MacCarthur who completed thefastest ever round the world voyage, clocking in at the record-breaking time of 71 days and 15 hours.
It also stands as perhaps the most important day in the political calendar of a continental Europe as the same date in 1945, 1990 and 1992 shaped the future of the continent. Firstly February 7th 1945 marked the date of one of the days of a secret meeting between wartime leaders Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt at Yalta, in the Crimea. The division of Europe as initially proposed at this conference defined the course of the continent until Feburary 7th 1990 when the Communist party in USSR accepted opposition parties for the first time, a hugely important turning point in the fall of the Soviet Union. Two years later and once again a gathering of the eminent leaders of the day lead to the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht, laying the groundwork for the European Union.
The 7th of February isn’t limited in importance to terrestrial activity, it also marks the date of the first human flying in space, using a gas-powered jet-pack to maneouvre around, before returning to his space shuttle, Challenger.
So there you have it, it’s a big day for many people beyond us, nevertheless:
Happy Birthday Notch!
Come and share a virtual glass of champagne with me on Twitter, @mattatnotch or send a birthday wish to @notchcom.