Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Here’s a peek at Marco Polo’s legendary interview with Befana herself!
Thursday, December 31, 2015
1904, New York
The first new years eve party is held in Times Square. The first ball drop happened 3 years later.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Reknowned poet Percy Bysse Shelley (of Ozymandias fame) marries Mary Godwin. Mary will go on to write Frankenstein and arguably become the more famous of the pair… wonder what ole Percy made of that….
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Texas is admitted as the 28th state in the Union. Yee-ha!
Monday, December 28, 2015
The Baltimore Colts vs The New York Giants. Baltimore eventually win 23-17 in the first ever sudden-death overtime game in the NFL’s history.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Indonesia is granted Independence from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. About time queenie!
Saturday, December 26, 2015
1620 – Hungary
The crimes of Countess Elizabeth Bathory are discovered. Altogether she may have killed up to 650 people, making her the most prolific female serial killer of all time. Happy holiday’s everyone!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
1818 – Austria
Silent night, composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first performed at St Nicholas parish church …..unfortunately it is yet to become a Karaoke classic!
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
1922 – London, England
The BBC begins daily radio broadcasts and starts to live up to it’s name!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
1731 – Holland
The Dutch revolt against a meat tax…hey it is nearly christmas!