On 20th of March 1800 Alessandro Volta reported in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, the invention of an electric battery.
On this day (6th of June ) laid its foundations as an independent state in 1523 when Gustav Vasa became king
Gáidhlig Bárd/Gaelic Poet Mary MacDonald died today in 1872, here is one of her poems Leanabh an àigh
On 19th of October 1867 the United States of America formerly took possession of Alaska from the Russian Empire.
A poem to celebrate that on this day in 1310 shoes were created to fit both left and right feet.
Robert Burns poetry was first publish on this day in 1786, here is one of my favourites.
On this day 1906 the Wright Brothers were granted the patent for their “flying machine” here is a wee song to get your toes tapping.
This is the traditional date in history that the Trojan Horse came into use. Here is a poem about the event.