The London Underground is celebrating its 150th birthday this month. The Football Association is also preparing to mark the 150th anniversary of its first meeting in October 1863.
More important than either of these two though is another milestone: 1863 is when Hydes started brewing in Manchester. They now brew a beer called 1863 that they claim is a bitter but I'm pretty sure is a rebadged light mild. I'm going to one of Hydes' flagship pubs at the weekend and will raise a pint to toast their birthday.