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6th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1970 Ethan Hawke (actor – Dead Poets Society)

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Died:

1893 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer – Swan Lake)

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On This Day:

1844 Dominican Republic granted independence (by Spain)

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Have a good Tuesday, 6th November

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27th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1728 James Cook (first European to explore New Zealand and much of Australia)

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Died:

1505 Ivan The Great (Russian Prince who conquered Lithuania)

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On This Day:

2017 Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain (doesn’t succeed)¬†

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Have a good Saturday, 27th October

12th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (singer)

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Died:

1997 John Denver (Country Music singer)

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On This Day:

1968 Equatorial Guinea declares its independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 12th October

17th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1930 Ted Hughes (British Poet Laureate) 

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Died:

1850 Jose de San Martin (Revolutionary and General in South America leading in Argentina, Chile and Peru for independence from Spain)

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On This Day:

1950 Indonesia gains independence (from The Netherlands)

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10th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1960 Antonio Banderas (actor – Evita)

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Died:

1945 Robert H Goddard (built first liquid fueled rocket)

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On This Day:

1809 Ecuador declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 10th August

3rd August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1940 Martin Sheen (actor – The West Wing)

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Died:

1924 Joseph Conrad (author – Heart Of Darkness)

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On This Day:

1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage to find “The Indies”

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Have a good Friday, 3rd August

 

28th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1866 Beatrix Potter (children’s author & illustrator – Peter Rabbit)

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Died:

1741 Antonio Vivaldi (composer – The Four Seasons)

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On This Day:

1821 Peru declares independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Saturday, 28th July