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7th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1931 Desmond Tutu (South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner)

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Died:

1849 Edgar Allan Poe (poet)

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On This Day:

1919 KLM, the worlds oldest still operating airline, is established

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Have a good Sunday, 7th October

4th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1923 Charlton Heston (actor – Ben – Hur)

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Died:

1669 Rembrandt van Rijn (artist)

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On This Day:

1824 Mexico becomes a republic

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Have a good Thursday, 4th October

 

15th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1606 Rembrandt van Rijn (painter – Night Watch)

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Died:

1997 Gianni Versace (fashion designer)

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On This Day:

1799 The Rosetta Stone is discovered, allowing for translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Have a good Sunday, 15th July

 

24th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1895 Jack Dempsey (Heavyweight boxing champion, known as Kid Blackie)

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Died:

1712 Simon van der Stel (Governor of The Cape Colony)

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On This Day:

1441 Eton College founded by King Henry VI

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Have a good Sunday, 24th June

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21st April – On This Day In History

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Born:

1619 Jan Van Riebeeck (founder of the Cape Colony – Cape Town)

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Died:

1910 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain – author of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn)

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On This Day:

1983 One Pound coin is introduced in the UK

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Have a good Saturday, 21st April

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30th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1853 Vincent van Gogh (painter)

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Died:

1986 James Cagney (actor)

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On This Day:

1987 Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Sunflowers” sells for £22.5 million

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Have a good Friday, 30th March

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18th January – On This Day In History

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Born:

1882 AA Milne (author of Winnie – the – Pooh)

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Died:

1677 Jan Van Riebeek (founder of Dutch Cape Colony at Cape Town)

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On This Day:

2005 The A380, the world’s largest commercial airliner, is unveiled by Airbus in France

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Have a good Thursday, 18th January

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