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21st September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Stephen King (horror author – Christian, The Shining etc)

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Died:

19 BC Virgil (Roman poet)

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On This Day:

1937 The Hobbit is published (by JRR Tolkien) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st September

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20th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 George RR Martin (author – A Song Of Ice And Fire / Games Of Thrones)

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Died:

2004 Brian Clough (Footballer and manager)

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On This Day:

1258 Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated 

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Have a good Thursday, 20th September

 

13th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Roald Dahl (author – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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Died:

1996 Tupac Shakur (rapper & actor)

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On This Day:

1979 Venda is granted independence by South Africa (but not recognised outside of South Africa)

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Have a good Thursday, 13th September

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

11th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1897 Enid Blyton (author of children’s books)

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Died:

2014 Robin Williams (actor and comedian)

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On This Day:

1960 Chad declares independence (from France)

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Have a good Saturday, 11th August

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

 

8th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Dustin Hoffman (actor – Tootsie)

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Died:

1994 Leonid Leonov (Russian author & playwright) 

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On This Day:

1947 Pakistan’s national flag is approved

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Have a good Wednesday, 8th August