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1st January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1919 JD Salinger (author – Catcher In The Rye)

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Died:

1953 Hank Williams (country singer)

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On This Day:

1801 The Irish Parliament votes to join the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Ireland)

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Have a good Tuesday, 1st January

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30th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1865 Rudyard Kipling (author – Jungle Book)

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Died:

1970 Sonny Liston (boxer)

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On This Day:

1947 Romania declared a republic

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Have a good Sunday, 30th December

21st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Samuel L Jackson (actor)

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Died:

1940 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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On This Day:

1923 Nepal becomes independent (was a British Protectorate) 

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Have a good Friday, 21st December

19th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1961 Reggie White (NFL Defensive end, Green Bay Packers)

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Died:

1848 Emily Bronte (novelist – Wuthering Heights)

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On This Day:

1945 The re-establishment of the Austrian Republic

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Have a good Wednesday, 19th December

3rd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1948 Ozzy Osbourne (heavy metal musician – Black Sabbath)

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Died:

1894 Robert Louis Stevenson (author – Treasure Island)

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On This Day:

1818 Illinois becomes the 21st State of the USA

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Have a good Monday, 3rd December

2nd December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1973 Monica Seles (tennis champion)

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Died:

1814 Marques de Sade (writer – terms sadism and sadist come from his name)

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On This Day:

1969 First public preview of the Boeing 747

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Have a good Sunday, 2nd December

29th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1898 CS Lewis (author – Narnia series)

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Died:

1986 Cary Grant (actor)

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On This Day:

1962 Britain and France agree to jointly build Concorde

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Have a good Thursday, 29th November