On this day in 1460, The Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI.
Did you know that as well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints?
On this day in 1612, the first observation of Neptune was made. Galileo observed and recorded a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet. This planet is now known as Neptune.
On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, to formulate his Theory of Evolution.
The origin of Boxing Day A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families. St Stephen’s Day December 26th is also the feast … Read moreBoxing Day
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And … Read more‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…
Did you know that on this day in 1888, artist Vincent van Gogh cut off his left ear after an argument with another artist?