On This Day | 25 November 2020

On this day: 1936 Nazi Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact 1952 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opens at London’s West End to become the longest running show in history Born on this day: 1835 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish/American businessman, founded the Carnegie Steel Company 1844 Karl Benz, German engineer, businessman, Read more…

On This Day | 24 November 2020

On this day: 1859 Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species published 1877 Black Beauty, written by Anna Sewell, is published Born on this day: 1961 Arundhati Roy, Indian author, activist Gone on this day: 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy

On This Day | 20 November 2020

On this day: 1923 Traffic signal patented by American Garret Morgan  1945 Nuremberg trials begin to prosecute high-ranking members of the Nazi party for war crimes committed during the Second World War 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child 1985 Windows 1.0 released 1998 First module of the International Read more…

On This Day | 18 November 2020

On this day: 1883 Canadian and American railroads adopt time zones 1963 Push button phones are used for the first time Born on this day: 1939 Margaret Atwood, Canadian poet, author, critic Gone on this day: 1922 Marcel Proust, French writer 1962 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

On This Day | 16 November 2020

On this day: 1945 UNESCO founded 1988 Estonians declare sovereignty from USSR 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone movie released Born on this day: 1922 José Saramago, Portuguese author, Nobel Prize laureate Gone on this day: 2006 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate