Thursday, 31 December 2020


On 31 December 1857 Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada

Sunday, 27 December 2020


 The great astronomer Johannes Kepler was born on 27 December 1571.

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.

Monday, 21 December 2020


 On 21 December 1898 Pierre Curie and his wife Marie discovered radium. Well done Pierre and Marie.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Friday, 18 December 2020

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Catherine of Aragon

 Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII was born on 16 December 1485

Monday, 14 December 2020

Tycho Brahe

 The great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was born on 14 December 1546. Sadly he died shortly before the telescope was invented. It's a pity because he would have loved to look through one.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Monday, 7 December 2020

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers. The phrase Merry Christmas was first recorded in 1534 when Bishop John Fisher wrote a letter to Henry VIII's chancellor Thomas Cromwell.