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Thursday, 30 November 2017

History of Cosmetics

I wrote a brief history of Cosmetics www.localhistories.org/cosmetics.html

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 www.localhistories.org/darwin.html 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Biros

Man of the day: Ladislao Biro invented the pen named after him. Biros went on sale in Britain on 22 November 1946 www.localhistories.org/communications.html  

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. www.localhistories.org/canute.html

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Edmund Halley

The great astronomer Edmund Halley was born on 8 November 1656. He has a comet named after him. (He also lived to be 85. In those days some people did live to their 80s. It was unusual but not impossible. www.localhistories.org/halley.html 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Marie Curie

Famous Polish scientist Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867 (She was born Marya Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland) www.localhistories.org/curie.html 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017