Archive for the ‘On This Day’ Category

Who likes cooking?

Posted: August 23, 2015 in On This Day

I think most of us do, as well as most of us like to read. We could combine it and read a Cookery Book. But that apart from that, did you know that Funny Farmer opened her cooking school on the 23rd of August 1902. I bet you did not realise that teaching us who to cook has been going for well over one Century. I drink to that if cookies were liquid.

Funny Farmer



Posted: August 18, 2015 in On This Day

There are many things we should be thankful for, one being, the courage and foresight of Mikhail ( I love that name anyway) Gorbachev. Or as the World so fondly called him ‘Gorby’. And yet on the 18th of August 1991 Moscow staged a coup against him. Luckily then, it failed. What happened to the World after this? Has the emphasis simply changed?


On this Day 13th August 1961

Posted: August 13, 2015 in On This Day

The GDR Council of Ministers announced on August 12th 1961, that. “in order to put a stop to the hostile activities of the West , the GDR needed to protect its citizen’s.” In the early hours of August 13th the constructionBerlin Wall 2 of the Berlin Wall began. 2.7 Million people had left the GDR between 1949 and 1961. In 1961 alone over 200 000 people had left. Most of them young Berlin Wall

It’s Football !!!

Posted: July 30, 2015 in On This Day

Now for something totally different. What happened on the 30th July 1966? You might ask or it is a date imprinted into your mind. Which ever it is, let me tell you. YES England beat Germany 4-2 in the World Cup Final. Controversial YES. England’s spirits dampened  NO

World Cup


Posted: July 28, 2015 in On This Day

28th July 1914, Austria-Hungary declare war on Serbia. This is the start of WWI

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Levi (Loeb) Strauss

Posted: June 6, 2015 in On This Day

A little know fact, Levi Strauss. Levi, was not the name given to him at birth. Does anybody know, why and when he changed it to Levi ? And today  6th June but in 1850, at a tender age of 21 years he made his first pair of blue jeans. Fancy that !levi-strauss[1]

Yes May the 5th is another reason to celebrate. Do I hear you shout WHY? Wonder no longer. May 5th 1891 Music Hall . Yes, no other than Carnegie Hall, opens in NY, guess what ? Tchaikovsky was the guest Conductor. Wow  you say !!Carnegie Hall

Why do you celebrate the first of May/ Is it because 😕

1931 the Empire State Building opened in NYC?  or

1935 Canadian first silver dollar was circulated ? or

1935 the Boulder Dam was completed ?  or

1939 Batman comics hit the streets? or

1941 General Mills introduces ‘Cheerios” ? or

1941 ‘Citizen Kane’ directed and starring Orson Welles premiers in NY?

Whatever the reason , CELEBRATECheeriosbatman


canadian dollar

Boulder dam

The Red Baron

Posted: April 21, 2015 in On This Day

World War I , like all wars, had too many death, pointless death on all sides, Young lives lost, Loved one never coming home. For what?  Most casualties of wars are only remembered by the people who were closed to them. More prominent ones are talked about again and again. But that is not their fault either way. It was on April 21st 1918 Baron, Manfred von Richthofen, ( The Red Baron) was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Sommes in France. Lets remember them all.Richthofen


Posted: April 19, 2015 in On This Day, Titbits

Hurray for Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, who on April 19th 1932 suggested a 5 day working week. Question is, does it still remain in reality these days? Share your experiences with us, right here.herbert-hoover-200[1]