astronomy

20th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1946 Uri Geller (magician and psychic – know for bending spoons)

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Died:

1996 Carl Sagan (scientist and astronomer) 

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On This Day:

1812 Grimm’s Fairy Tales is first published (also known as Children’s and Household Tails)

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Have a good Thursday, 20th December

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24th May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Queen Victoria (Queen of England)

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Died:

1543 Copernicus (astronomer & mathematician)

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On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, London (crossing the Thames) is officially opened

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Have a good Thursday, 24th May

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31st March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)

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Died:

1727 Isaac Newton (physicist and astronomer)

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On This Day:

1889 The opening of the Eiffel Tower

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Have a good Saturday, 31st March

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15th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1563 Galileo Galilei (astronomer often called the Father of Science)

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Died:

1965 Nat King Cole (singer)

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On This Day

1939 German battleship “Bismarck” is launched

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Have a good Thursday, 15th February

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25th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1917 Anthony Burgess (author – A Clockwork Orange)

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Died:

1723 Christopher Wren (architect & astronomer)

 

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On This Day:

1836 Samuel Colt patents his first revolving barrel gun

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Have a good Saturday, 25th February

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15th February – On This Day In History

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Born:

1564 Galileo Galilei (astronomer)

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Died:

1965 Nat King Cole (singer and musician)

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On This Day:

1910 Boy Scouts of America formed

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Have a good Wednesday, 15th February

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20th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1889 Edwin Hubble (astronomer)

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Died:

1910 Leo Tolstoy (Russian novelist – War And Peace)

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On This Day:

1917 Ukrainian Republic declared

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Have a good Sunday, 20th November

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