On 30th of April 1952, Mr Potato Head, became the first toy to be advertised on American television.
Codebreakers Reveal “A Truly Exciting Discovery” In Mary Queen of Scots Letters
“Together, the letters constitute a voluminous body of new primary material on Mary Stuart – about 50,000 words in total, shedding new light on some of her years of captivity in England.” George Lasry
Alessandro Volta #OnThisDay
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
Poetry Corner Leanabh an àigh
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.
Poetry Corner Put On The Shoe
A poem to celebrate that on this day in 1310 shoes were created to fit both left and right feet.
Poetry Corner Burns
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.
Poetry Corner The Tale Of The Trojan Horse
This is the traditional date in history that the Trojan Horse came into use. Here is a poem about the event.