On this day …….. 28th of December 1989

A month after an earthquake, Ellen Head reported to the media she had been 90% blind for three years before a devastating earthquake in her home town of Newcastle on this day in 1989, killing eleven people. At the time of the earthquake Ellen was sitting at home with her husband. Afterward the 84 year olds eyesight was largely restored. “My eyes just opened wide during the two or three seconds the quake was on”, she explained. “All of a sudden, everything was perfectly clear”. While her vision was not perfect, she was able to read large print books again.