Category Archives: Famous Birthdays

Trouble in the making

On this day in 1570, plotter Guy Fawkes was born.

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Aarrrgh!!! Me Hearties!

On this day in 1702, Anne Bonny was born. A Famous pirate in the Caribbean in between 1718 and 1720, she fought under the command of “Calico Jack” Rackham. She was born near Cork, Ireland probably sometime around 1700 (our … Continue reading

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Hello…

On this day in 1847, scientist Alexander Graham Bell was born. He was credited with inventing the first telephone, among other inventions, but did you know he refused to have a telephone in his study?

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Green Eggs and Ham or a Cat in a Hat?

On this day in 1904, children’s author Dr Seuss was born. Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel  March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children’s books under the pen name Doctor … Continue reading

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Crikey Mate!

On this day in 1962, the legendary crocodile hunter steve Irwin was born. Stephen Robert Irwin (22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006), nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter“, was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the … Continue reading

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A light bulb moment

On this day in 1847, inventor Thomas Edison was born. Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

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A National Treasure is born

On this day in 1913, Rosa Parks was born. By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United … Continue reading

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Time for a tale to begin…

On this day in 1882, children’s author A.A. Milne was born. He is best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and the adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods as well as various children’s poems.

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A new way of reading

On this day in 1809, French inventor Louis Braille was born. He was the inventor of the braille system of reading and writing for the use by blind or visually impaired person.

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A World Champion is born

On this day in 1969, former German Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher was born. He was a seven-time Formula One World Champion and the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of … Continue reading

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