On this day - 17/01

1912 Explorer Robert Falcom Scott reached the South Pole. 1929 First appearance of Popeye in a comic strip. 1983 Breakfast television began in Britain with the BBC launching Breakfast Time. 1985 British Telecom announced it was scrapping its traditional r

1912 Explorer Robert Falcom Scott reached the South Pole. 1929 First appearance of Popeye in a comic strip. 1983 Breakfast television began in Britain with the BBC launching Breakfast Time. 1985 British Telecom announced it was scrapping its traditional red telephone boxes.