education

10th October – On This Day In History

Posted on Updated on

Born:

1825 Paul Kruger (President of the South African Republic 1883)

Kruger

Died:

1985 Yul Brynner (actor)

yb

On This Day:

1874 Fiji becomes a British possession

fiji

Have a good Saturday, 10th October

http://www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk

 

Indian Summer

Posted on Updated on

A soft veil dims the tender skies,
And half conceals from pensive eyes
The bronzing tokens of the fall;
A calmness broods upon the hills,
And summer’s parting dream distills
A charm of silence over all.

The stacks of corn, in brown array,
Stand waiting through the placid day,
Like tattered wigwams on the plain;
The tribes that find a shelter there
Are phantom peoples, forms of air,
And ghosts of vanished joy and pain.

At evening when the crimson crest
Of sunset passes down the West,
I hear the whispering host returning;
On far-off fields, by elm and oak,
I see the lights, I smell the smoke,–
The Camp-fires of the Past are burning.

– Henry Van Dyke

http://www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk

summer8

25 April – Today In History

Posted on Updated on

Born:

1599 Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector of England)

cromwell

Died:

1995: Ginger Rogers (actress)

ginger

On This Day:

1915 ANZAC (78 000) troops land at Gallipoli

anzac

Have a good Saturday, 25th April!

http://www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk