Monday, 18 January 2021

Captain Scott

 On 18 January 1912 Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen had already been there. Sadly Scott and his men did not make it back to safety. www.localhistories.org/scott.html

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

King Canute

 King Canute was crowned king of England on 6 January 1017. www.localhistories.org/canute.html

Monday, 4 January 2021

Myanmar

4 January is Myanmar Independence Day. Myanmar (then called Burma) became independent on 4 January 1948) www.localhistories.org/burma.html

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Alaska

 On 3 January 1959 Alaska became the 49th state of the USA www.localhistories.org/alaska.html 

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Ottawa

On 31 December 1857 Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada www.localhistories.org/ottawa.html

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Kepler

 The great astronomer Johannes Kepler was born on 27 December 1571. www.localhistories.org/kepler.html

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Queen Zenobia

 Queen Zenobia was born on 23 December 245. Zenobia was the queen of Palmyra in what is now Syria from about 268 AD to 272 AD. She fought the Romans and conquered Egypt. However, Zenobia was eventually defeated and captured. www.localhistories.org/womenrulers.html