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8th May in history

Sir David Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian born on this day in 1926. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit. Did you know that: • Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his expedition discovered the Mississippi River on this day in 1541• The […]...Read More

7th May in history

Born on this day in 1861, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter. Did you know that: • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic period born on this day in 1840• Joseph Winters received a patent for the fire escape ladder on this […]...Read More

6th May in history

Naomi Scott is an English actress and singer born on this day in 1993. She is best known for starring as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s musical live-action fantasy film Aladdin. Did you know that: • John Gorrie received the ice-making machine patent on this day in 1851• US blacksmith John Deere created the first steel […]...Read More

5th May in history

Henry Cavill is an English actor born on this day in 1983. He is known for his portrayal of DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe, Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher, as well as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes. Did you know that: • Mary […]...Read More

4th May in history

Born on this day in 1958, Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture. His animated imagery has “become a widely recognized visual language”. Did you know that: • William Herschel reported seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus on this day in 1783• Thomas […]...Read More

3rd May in history

Born on this day in 1996, Noah Munck is an American actor, comedian, YouTube personality, and music producer known for his roles as Gibby in the Nickelodeon series iCarly. Did you know that: • Edmond Halley observed the total eclipse phenomenon “Baily’s Beads” on this day in 1715• Jim Manning patented a mowing machine on […]...Read More

2nd May in history

Born on this day in 1972, Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler, and former American football and Canadian football player. Did you know that: • William Herschel discovered the first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in 1780• David Beckham is […]...Read More

1st May in history

Born on this day in 1988, Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and producer known for her work in Hindi films. Did you know that: • Boston Newsletter published the first newspaper advertisement on this day in 1704• The Species Plantarum by Carolus Linnaeus was published on this day in 1753• The formal start date […]...Read More

30th April in history

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, producer, and model born on this day in 1985. She went on to gain worldwide recognition for portraying Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe. Did you know that: • Charles Dickens’s “A Tale Of Two Cities” was first published in the literary periodical “All the […]...Read More

29th April in history

Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress born on this day in 1958. Known for pursuing eclectic roles in a wide range of film genres, she has consistently received acclaim for her versatile performances. Did you know that: • The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published in Great Britain on this day in 1852• […]...Read More