On the 19th of January 1978 the last Volkswagen Beetle was produced in Germany. Production was to continue in South America.
Two women who defied the conventions of their day and continue to inspire us to this day with their courage and passion.
On the 29th of December 1890 the 7th Cavalry of the USA massacred over 200/300 people of the Sioux nation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
On 22nd of December 1932 ‘The Mummy’ starring Boris Karloff is released in the USA.
“like a candle seen at night through a horn”
James Clerk Maxwell is one of the greatest scientists both in his own time and today.
On this day, December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing a bus driver’s instructions to give up her seat to a white passenger.
On this day 24th of November 1868 Scott Joplin was born in Texarkana, Texas, USA. There is some doubt as to the exact date and year of his birth.
On 10th of November 1871 American journalist Henry Morton Stanley met the Scottish explorer, missionary and campaigner against slavery Dr David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa
On 3rd of November 1957, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) launched a rocket containing the dog Laika in it.