On this day, 2nd of December 1933 Fred Astaire made his first film appearance in ‘Dancing Lady’.
On this day, 25th of November 1969 John Lennon returned his MBE in protest at the UK Government’s involvement in the slaughter happening in Biafra where it was supplying armaments and its support for the US in the Vietnam War.
“I stand alone in Princes Street/Though gaping crowds press near,”
On this day November 18th 1902 a US toymaker in Brooklyn, Morris Michton names a toy the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt.
“His line is in the water/but it doesn’t have a hook.”
Historic Environment Scotland have unveiled a series of plaques which commemorate poets, writers and artists influenced by the appalling carnage of World War 1.
Vasudev Balwant Phadke, one of India’s first revolutionaries in the independence movement, was born on this day November 4th 1845.
On this day 27th of October in 1794 Robert Liston, the first surgeon to use general anaesthetic, was born in Linlithgow.
In the style of a Bob Dylan song
On this day, 21st of October 1854, Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War.