Thursday, 30 April 2020

Monday, 27 April 2020

Nichola de la Haye

In 1216 King John of England made a woman named Nichola (Nicola) de la Haye sheriff of Lincolnshire. Nicola was a female landowner. For more than 40 years she was also constable (person in charge of) Lincoln Cathedral. She defended the castle against a siege in 1191. She sounds like a formidable woman.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Famous writer Mary Wollstonecraft was born on 27 April 1759. She is known for her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

Sunday, 26 April 2020


William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. His actual date of birth is not certain but it was probably 23 April. (In those days the date of a child's baptism was recorded not the day of his birth).

Saturday, 25 April 2020

The Guillotine

On 25 April 1792 Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person in France to be guillotined. But beheading devices were used in other parts of Europe much earlier. A beheading device was recorded in Dublin in 1307.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Saturday, 18 April 2020


The first laundromat opened in Fort Worth, Texas on 18 April 1934

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806. He was one of the greatest engineers of the 19th century.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Dick Turpin

Infamous highwayman Dick Turpin was hanged on 7 April 1770. Despite his image Turpin was a brutal thug.

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