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31st December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1937 Anthony Hopkins (actor – Silence Of The Lambs)

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Died:

2015 Natalie Cole (singer)

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On This Day:

1983 Brunei gains independence (from Britain)

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Have a good Monday, 31st December

12th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1915 Frank Sinatra (singer & actor)

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Died:

1889 Robert Browning (poet)

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On This Day:

1963 Kenya declares its independence (from Britain – it was formerly British East Africa)

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Have a good Wednesday, 12th December

8th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Jim Morrison (singer and songwriter – The Doors)

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Died:

2016 John Glenn (astronaut and US Senator)

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On This Day:

1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge is opened (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)

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Have a good Saturday, 8th December

 

7th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1987 Aaron Carter (singer & child actor)

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Died:

2011 Harry Morgan (actor – M*A*S*H)

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On This Day:

1787 Delaware becomes the first State to ratify the US Constitution

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Have a good Friday, 7th December

26th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1939 Tina Turner (singer)

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Died:

1896 Coventry Patmore (poet)

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On This Day:

1924 Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed

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Have a good Monday, 26th November

24th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1806 William Webb Ellis (credited with the invention of rugby)

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Died:

1991 Freddie Mercury (singer – Queen)

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On This Day:

1958 Mali becomes autonomous (within the French Community)

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Have a good Saturday, 24th November

21st November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1694 Voltaire (philosopher & writer)

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Died:

2017 David Cassidy (singer & actor)

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On This Day:

1789 North Carolina ratifies The Constitution and officially becomes the 12th State of the USA

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Have a good Wednesday, 21st November

7th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1867 Marie Curie (discovered radium, Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

2016 Leonard Cohen (singer & song writer) 

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On This Day:

1951 Jordan passes its constitution 

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Have a good Wednesday, 7th November

25th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1984 Katy Perry (singer)

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Died:

1999 Payne Stewart (champion golfer)

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On This Day:

1854 The Charge of the Light Brigade (Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War – over 100 killed)

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Have a good Thursday, 25th October

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