The word Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin. The word “Hallowe’en” means “hallowed evening” or “holy evening”. It comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows’ Eve (the evening before All Hallows’ Day). In Scots, the word “eve” is even, and this is contracted to e’en or een.
Welcome back after the Half Term, we hope you had a restful break and are ready to start a fresh half term! Enjoy your first day back! The Red Lane Team
Water is made up of two elements, hydrogen and oxygen and its chemical formula is H2O. This means that each molecule of water is made up of two hydrogen atoms bonded to a single oxygen atom. The existence of water is essential for life on Earth and can have three different states, liquid, solid and gas. Science Question … Read moreWonderful Water
Did you know the fastest wind speed ever recorded is 484±32 km/h (301±20 mph). This was a 3 second gust recorded by a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar unit in Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999?
Did you know that on this day in 1938, DuPont announced its new synthetic polyamide fibre will be called “nylon”?
Muhammad Ali faces off against Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time after Ali’s three year hiatus from evading to be drafted in the Vietnam War. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
On this day, artist Pablo Picasso was born. Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881 to April 8, 1973) was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, print maker, ceramicist and stage designer considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and the co-creator, along with Georges Braque, of Cubism.
On this day in 2005, Rosa Parks died. Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 to October 24, 2005) refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, which spurred on the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. The city of Montgomery had no … Read moreThe passing of a legacy
On this day in 1940, Brazilian football legend Pele was born. Synopsis Born on October 23, 1940, in Três Corações, Brazil, soccer legend Pelé became a superstar with his performance in the 1958 World Cup. Pelé played professionally in Brazil for two decades, winning three World Cups along the way, before joining the New York … Read moreThe birth of a legend
On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison perfected his carbonised cotton filament light bulb.