Monday, 11 December 2017

My Website has a birthday

Today my website is 16 years old. It was first switched on 11 December 2001

Saturday, 9 December 2017

John Milton

John Milton was born on 9 December 1608. He was a great writer but also a defender of freedom of speech. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Halifax Disaster

Its exactly 100 years since disaster struck Halifax, Nova Scotia. On 6 December 1917 a Norwegian ship collided with a French munitions ship called the Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc caught fire then exploded killing more than 1,800 people and wrecking many buildings.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

Charles Darwin

Man of the day: on 24 November 1859 Charles Darwin published his great work, On the Origin of Species 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Man of the day: Ladislao Biro invented the pen named after him. Biros went on sale in Britain on 22 November 1946  

Friday, 17 November 2017

Queen Mary

On 17 November Queen Mary died. She was the first woman to rule the whole of England 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

King Canute

The great king Canute died on 12 November 1035. Not only was he king of England he was also king of Denmark and Norway.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Edmund Halley

Edmund Halley the great astronomer with a comet named after him was born on 8 November 1656 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Marie Curie

The great scientist Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867 (She was born Marya Skoldowska in Warsaw, Poland) 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Women's Education

On 30 October 1838 Oberlin College became the first US institution to admit women to study for degrees. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017


On 19 October 1781 a British army surrendered at Yorktown during the American War of Independence ensuring US independence

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Alaska Day

18 October is Alaska Day. On 18 October 1867 Alaska ceased to belong to Russia and it passed to the USA. Happy Alaska Day all Alaskans.

Monday, 16 October 2017


On 16 October 1384 a woman named Jadwiga was crowned KING of Poland to make it clear she ruled in her own right. She wasn't a queen just because she married a king. 


Man of the day: On 16 October 1846 American dentist T G Morton used ether in an operation to remove a tumour on a jaw

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Battle of Hastings

On 14 October 1066 the Normans won the battle of Hastings, changing English and so world history forever.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Chicago fire

On 8 October 1871 a dreadful fire began in Chicago which devastated the city.

Saturday, 7 October 2017


On 7 October 1571 a Christian fleet crushed the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto. 12,000 Christian galley slaves were set free.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

Texas rebels

Texas rose in rebellion in 1835. The Mexicans tried to take back a cannon that had been given for defense against Native Americans. The Texans refused to let the Mexicans take it. On 2 October 1835 they flew a flag with the words 'come and take it' and they repulsed a group of Mexican soldiers.