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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

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14th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1894 E.E. Cummings (poet)

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Died:

1977 Bing Crosby (actor & singer – Going My Way)

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On This Day:

1926 Winnie The Pooh (by AA Milne) is released

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Have a good Sunday, 14th October

24th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1896 F Scott Fitzgerald (author – The Great Gatsby)

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Died:

1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss – author of children’s books) 

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On This Day:

1973 Guinea – Bissau declares independence (from Portugal)

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Have a good Monday, 24th September

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

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

31st August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1870 Marie Montessori (educator – spontaneous response)

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Died:

1997 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (car crash victim in Paris)

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On This Day:

1978 Sri Lanka adopts its constitution

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Have a good Friday, 31st August

29th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1958 Michael Jackson (singer & songwriter)

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Died:

2016 Gene Wilder (actor – Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

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On This Day:

1964 Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is released

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Have a good Wednesday, 29th August