Saturday, 27 February 2021

Denmead, Hampshire

 I reuploaded a little video about the history of Denmead (a village in Hampshire). https://youtu.be/hiNbuxkTFp4 

Friday, 26 February 2021

Christopher Marlowe

The great Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe was baptised on 26 February 1564. We don't know the exact date of his birth because in those days they recorded the date of the baptism not the birth. https://localhistories.galexia.agency/a-brief-biography-of-christopher-marlowe/

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Friday, 19 February 2021

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Pluto

 On 18 February 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet Pluto. (Originally it was considered a planet but it was later 'demoted'). www.localhistories.org/outerplanets.html

Monday, 15 February 2021

Saturday, 13 February 2021

St Valentines Day

 This is a video I made about the history of St Valentines Day https://youtu.be/gaU7D48n6z8

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Origins of English Surnames

 My Youtube video about the origin of English surnames has reached 20,000 views. It's the first video to reach 20,000. https://youtu.be/r3eLf6rXKLw 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Samuel Plimsoll

 Samuel Plimsoll was born on 10 February 1824. Shipowners sometimes overloaded ships with cargo, which was dangerous and often led to sinkings. Plimsoll campaigned for ships to have a line painted on their side to show if they were overloaded and floating dangerously low in the water. His work saved many lives. Well Done Samuel. www.localhistories.org/transport.html

Queen Victoria

 On 10 February 1840 Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert. Victoria chose to wear a white wedding dress. Because the queen wore a white wedding dress it became the fashion for brides to wear white. (In the past white clothes were a status symbol because they were difficult to clean. If you wore white it meant you must have lots of servants to clean them). https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/570824/queen-victoria-popularized-white-wedding-dresses

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Denmead, Hampshire

 I made a little video about the history of the village of Denmead in Hampshire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprfHZ7gYvw

Monday, 8 February 2021

The Gas Chamber

 On 8 February 1924 Gee Jon became the first person in the USA to be executed in the gas chamber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITNm_qvFiPI 

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Charles Dickens

 Famous English writer Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812. www.localhistories.org/dickens.html

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Women's sports

 3 February 2021 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Here is an article I wrote about the history of women's sports. http://www.localhistories.org/womensports.html

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

New York

 On 2 February 1653 New Amsterdam was incorporated as a city. It was later captured by the British and renamed New York. (It was renamed after the Duke of York, the King's brother). https://localhistories.galexia.agency/a-history-of-new-york-city/