Flushed with the importance of that event I thought I'd see what was on YouTube about this plumber of some note and notoriety. I came across this little piece of typical BBC lunacy and thought I'd let Stephen Fry and the panel on QI (Quite Interesting) clear up a little misconception that has been going the rounds for years.
And for those of you who are of puerile mind here is Mr Crapper's ballcock:
While doing my little research project I was astounded by the number of videos out there devoted to potty training! I can't honestly recall how my parents managed it other than the embarrassing story my mother told at gatherings about how accomplished I was at two. Amongst the video I found this little Japanese gem - I could only imagine the outrage if this were ever shown on North American TV. A word of warning to my more sensitive readers that this would be considered NSFW so you might not want to click on it.
Okay everyone: LET'S GO FOR IT TOGETHER!
September 29 - 1960: Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts.