Something a bit random as I couldn't find anything really "historical" for today!
December 15, 1982 - The 'Major Oak' in Sherwood Forest, which is said to be Robin Hood's tree, was fitted with a fire alarm. Legend has it that Robin Hood hid from his enemies inside the hollow part of the trunk. This huge tree has a width of 35 ft, is 52 feet tall, and weighs an estimated 23 tons. Its age is estimated somewhere between 800 and 1000 years. Its branches are so big and heavy, they are now supported with poles.