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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

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15th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1972 Johnny Lee Miller (actor – Elementary, Trainspotting)

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Died:

2002 Myra Hindley (murderer – killed five children with Ian Brady)

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On This Day:

2017 Coup d’etat in Zimbabwe (Robert Mugabe overthrown by the army. Emerson Mnangagwe put into place as the interim president)

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Have a good Thursday, 15th November

4th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1916 Walter Cronkite (broadcast journalist) 

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Died:

1847 Felix Mendelssohn (pianist and composer)

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On This Day:

1875 Tonga adopts its constitution

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Have a good Sunday, 4th November

22nd October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Jeff Goldblum (actor – Jurassic Park)

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Died:

1906 Paul Cezanne (artist)

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On This Day:

1924 Toastmasters International is founded

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Have a good Monday, 22nd October

18th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1956 Martina Navratilova (tennis champion)

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Died:

1931 Thomas Edison (inventor – light bulb and many other innovations)

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On This Day:

1922 The founding of the British Broadcasting Company, later the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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Have a good Thursday, 18th October

16th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1925 Angela Lansbury (actress – Murder She Wrote)

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Died:

1793 Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, beheaded during The French Revolution)

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On This Day:

1950 The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (by CS Lewis) is released

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Have a good Tuesday, 16th October

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