On this day in 1867, Marie Curie was born. Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, and she received another one, for Chemistry, in 1911.
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 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, John Lennon was born. Year 1 will learn about The Beatles in their Learning Challenge later in the year- what do you already know about The Beatles? Post your comments below.
On this day in 1943, novelist R.L.Stein was born. He is best known for writing hundreds of horror fiction novels like Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room.
On this day in 1952, American actor Christopher Reeve was born. Reeve was most well known for his role as Superman in the original series, but unfortunately was injured after falling from his horse in a horse riding competition, causing him to be paralysed from the neck down.
On this day in 1866, British author H.G.Wells was born. His most noted for his science fiction works including The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
On this day in 1930, astronaut Neil Armstrong was born. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon and say the phrase “that’s one small step for man, that’s one giant leap for mankind”.
On this day, actor Rupert Grint was born. Rupert Grint is best known for his role as ‘Ron Weasley’ in the Harry Potter series of films.
On this day in 1981, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer was born. He holds several men’s world records of the Open Era, such as holding the world no. 1 position for 302 weeks overall (including a 237-consecutive-week stretch at the top from 2004 to 2008), winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles, and reaching each Grand … Read moreA Champion in the making