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16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

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15th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1029 Mario Puzo (author – The Godfather)

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Died:

2011 Betty Driver (Elizabeth Driver), actress – Coronation Street

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On This Day:

1952 Charlotte’s Web (by EB White) is published

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Have a good Monday, 15th October

11th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1957 Dawn French (actor & comedian – Vicar of Dibley)

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Died:

2015 Dean Chance (baseball player)

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On This Day:

1972 Panama adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Thursday, 11th October

8th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1949 Sigourney Weaver (actress – Alien)

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Died:

1793 John Hancock (first to sign the American Declaration of Independence)

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On This Day:

1600 San Marino adopts its constitution

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Have a good Monday, 8th October

11th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1885 DH Lawrence (poet and author – Lady Chatterley’s Lover)

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Died:

1994 Jessica Tandy (actress – Driving Miss Daisy)

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On This Day:

2001 Hijacked airliners are deliberately flown by terrorists into the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. Another is crashed into the Pentagon and another is crashed as hijacked victims fight to regain control of the aircraft.

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Have a good Tuesday, 11th September

10th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1929 Arnold Palmer (legendary golfer)

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Died:

2007 Jane Wyman (actress)

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On This Day

1993 Boeing produces its 1000th 747

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Have a good Monday, 10th September

9th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1828 Leo Tolstoy (author – War & Peace)

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Died:

1969 Sharon Tate (actress, murdered by Manson’s gang)

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On This Day:

1945 US drops nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

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Have a good Thursday, 9th August