On this day …….. 21st of December 1839

A wager was decided on the 21st of December 1839 in Launceston, Tasmaina. For a bet of £5, Mr Rudge undertook to walk blindfolded and unaided from a house of Mr Francis round the Church Square and on to his own house inside an hour. He won the bet and gave great amusement to bystanders when he made mistaken detours.