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 States. Check out more information about Rosa Parks here: Rosa Parks information
On this day in 1901, the funeral of Queen Victoria took place in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, England. Victoria (1819-1901) was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901) and empress of India (1876–1901). She was the last of the House of Hanover and gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. During her reign the English monarchy … Read moreA Queen is laid to rest
On this day in 1597, English scholars believe today that the first date that one of play writer William Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first performed. Synopsis In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a … Read moreO Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?
On this day in 1547, King Henry VIII died. King Henry VIII is notoriously known for having 6 wives whilst reigning as King (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived) in his quest for a son to succeed him after his death. Check out the link below for more King Henry facts! King Henry VIII Facts
On this day in 1606, the trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators began, ending in their death on January 31st.
On this day in 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the United States’ first African-American president.
On this day in 1917, The Suffragettes or the “Silent Sentinels”, 1st protested outside The White House,in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party. The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The Suffragettes campaigned for women to have this right. In Britain the organisation was led by Emmeline … Read moreThe Silent Sentinals
On this day in 1536, Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, died.
On this day in 1939, Amelia Earhart, first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and was declared dead after disappearing over the Pacific Ocean.
On this day in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi began a march for peace in East-Bengali.