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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

FEBRUARY 27TH IN HISTORY!!!

What I'll start from now on is check out events that happened in the past on every particular date. I'll call it 'Today in history'. Let's be more enlightened about the world we live in, by knowing what happened in the past, because that is the only way we can understand the future. Right guys? Right!

So let's look at today February 27th in history

1991 End of the Gulf War after the last of the Iraqi troops have retreated from Kuwait.

1981 Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson announces he will not be standing for Parliament again at the next General Election.

1965 Goldie' the eagle escapes from London Zoo and settles in Regents Park before being re-captured 12 days later.

1933 The Reichstag building in Berlin is destroyed by fire.

1907 London's main criminal court, the 'Old Bailey' is built on the site of Newgate Prison.

1900 The formation of the Labour Representation Committee in Britain by the Independent Labour Party, the Fabian Society, the Social Democratic Federation and trade unions at a conference in London. Aim: to increase the independent representation of working people in Parliament. Committee secretary was future Labour Prime Minister Ramsey MacDonald.

1900 Boer leader Piet Cronje and his army surrender to British commander Lord Roberts at Paardeberg during Boer War.

1879 Discovery of saccharin by chemists in Baltimore.

1557 First Russian Embassy is established in London.

BIRTHDAYS
1941 British politician Paddy Ashdown.

1932 American film actress Elizabeth Taylor.

1930 American actress Joanne Woodward.

1902 American writer John Steinbeck.His best-known novel: 'The Grapes of Wrath' (1939). Other works include 'East of Eden' (1952) and 'The Winter of Our Discontent' (1961). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Dies 1968.

1901 Italian sculptor and painter Mario Marini. Best known for equestrian statues of horse and rider.

1807 Poet Henry Longfellow.

1735 John Arbuthnot. Scottish mathematician and physician to Queen Anne.

I'm so excited about this new idea I came up with. There's nothing I love more than history...ok maybe fashion and modeling...add writing to that. Other than those, history is 'it' for me. Hope you guys will appreciate and love this. Can't wait to load it up for you everyday.

2 comments:

gENIE said...

why havent you kept your word on this Lindiway....oya o ts time to start again

gENIE said...

why havent you kept your word on this Lindiway....oya o ts time to start again