MARCH 26 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1484 – William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables on the 26th March 1484.

1830 – The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York on the 26th March 1830.

1931 – SwissAir was founded as the national airline of Switzerland on the 26th March 1931.

1941Richard Dawkins the English ethologistevolutionary biologist and author was born Clinton Richard Dawkins on the 26th March 1941.

1944 – Diana Ross the American singer from The Supremes was born on the 26th March 1944.

1948 – Steven Tyler the American singer-songwriter from Aerosmith was born on the 26th March 1948.

1949 ~ Jon English the Australian rock singer, musician, actor and writer was born Jonathan James English in  in Hampstead, London on the 26th March 1949. Jon English online: official website: |  |  YouTube video: Jon English ~ Words Are Not Enough (1978)…

1954 – Clive Palmer the Australian businessman was born on the 26th March 1954.

1957 – Leeza Gibbons the American talk show host was born on the 26th March 1957.

1973 – Larry Page the American computer scientist and co-founder of Google was born on the 26th March 1973.

1985 – Keira Knightley the English actress was born on the 26th March 1985.

MARCH 25 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0421 – Venice was founded at twelve o’clock noon on the 25th March 0421, according to legend.

1634 – The first settlers arrived in Maryland, on the 25th March 1634.

1655 – Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan, was discovered by Christiaan Huygens on the 25th March 1655.

1934Bernard King the Australian stage actor, celebrity chef, and television personality was born on the 25th March 1934 (died 2002).

1942 – Richard O’Brien the English actor and screenwriter was born Richard Timothy Smith on the 25th March 1942. Richard is best known for writing the The Rocky Horror Show and co-writing the screenplay of the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show, appearing in the film as the character Riff Raff.

1988 – Ryan Lewis the American rapper, DJ, and producer was born on the 25th March 1988. YouTube video: Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis..

MARCH 24 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1837 – Canada gave African Canadian men the right to vote on the 24th March 1837.

1874 – Harry Houdini the Hungarian-American magician and actor was born on the 24th March 1874 (died 1926).

1882 – Robert Koch announced the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis on the 24th March 1882, which is the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis

1896 – A. S. Popov made the first radio signal transmission in history on the 24th March 1896.

1936 ~ David Suzuki (CC|OBC) the Japanese-Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist was born David Takayoshi Suzuki on the 24th March 1936. Official website: | YouTube video: David Suzuki presents the UNSW Jack Beale Lecture 2013: Global Environment & Imagining a sustainable future: foresight over hindsight. A wide-ranging talk discussing the environmental movement’s successes and failures, explores human evolution and the threats to our future, outlines the problems of a globalised economy, criticises the Australian government’s climate change policies, and points to a sustainable way forward…

1958 – Elvis Presley was drafted in the U.S. Army on the 24th March 1958.

1960 ~ Nena the German singer-songwriter from the band Nena was born Gabriele Susanne Kerner in Hagen, West Germany on the 24th March 1960. Nena rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song 99 Luftballons. In 1984 Nena re-recorded the song in English as 99 Red Balloons. Since the 1980s Nena has done some TV hosting, co-founded a new school Neue Schule Hamburg, and recorded a song with Kim Wilde – Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime. Nena’s official website:, Facebook:, Twitter verified: & YouTube channel: YouTube video: Nena – 99 Luftballons (1983 German Version)…

1960 – Kelly LeBrock the American model and actress was born on the 24th March 1960.

1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9 transmitted images of the Moon into ordinary homes on the 24th March 1965, before crash landing.

1970 – Sharon Corr the Irish singer-songwriter and violinist from The Corrs was born on the 24th March 1970.

1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle the American actress was born on the 24th March 1970.

1972 – The United Kingdom imposed direct rule over Northern Ireland on the 24th March 1972.

1973Jim Parsons the American actor was born James Joseph Parsons in Houston on the 24th March 1973. Jim Parsons is best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska on the 24th March 1989, when the Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of petroleum after running aground.

1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 on the 24th March 1993.

1999 – Mont Blanc Tunnel fire killed 38 people on the 24th March 1999.

2000 – S&P 500 index reached an intraday high of 1,552.87 on the 24th March 2000, a peak that due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, that didn’t reach again for another 7 years.

2012Costa Georgiadis hosted his first show of Gardening Australia on ABC TV on 24th March 2012. Coata previously hosted Costa’s Garden Odyssey on SBS TV

MARCH 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1848 – The ship John Wickliffe arrived at Port Chalmers on the 23rd March 1848, carrying the 1st Scottish settlers for DunedinNew ZealandOtago province was founded.

1857 – Elisha Otis‘s 1st elevator was installed on the 23rd March 1857, at 488 Broadway New York City.

1933 – The Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1933 on the 23rd March 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.


EARTH HOUR is tonight @ 8:30pm Saturday 23rd March 2013



MARCH 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1920Werner Klemperer the German-born American actor was born on the 22nd March 1920 (died 2000). Werner Kleperer was best known as Colonel Klink in Hogan’s Heroes

1954 – The London bullion market reopened on the 22nd March 1954, after being closed since 1939.

1960 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receivde the 1st patent for a laser on the 22nd March 1960.

1963 – The Beatles‘ 1st album, Please Please Me, was released in the United Kingdom on the 22nd March 1963.

2013Del Kathryn Barton won the Archibald Prize for 2013, with her portrait of actor Hugo Weaving. The announcement was made on Friday 22nd March 2013, at the Art Gallery of NSW

Hugo Weaving winning 2013 Archibald Prize acrylic portrait painting by Del Kathryn Barton holding cat colour leaves
The winning 2013 Archibald Prize portrait painting of Hugo Weaving by Del Kathryn Barton (Acrylic painting)


Hugo Weaving winning 2013 Archibald Prize acrylic portrait painting by Del Kathryn Barton holding cat colour leaves
The winning 2013 Archibald Prize portrait painting of Hugo Weaving by Del Kathryn Barton (Acrylic painting)

Del Kathryn Barton won the Archibald Prize for 2013, with her portrait of actor Hugo Weaving. The announcement was made on Friday 22nd March 2013, at the Art Gallery of NSW




MARCH 21 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1413 – Henry V became King of England on the 21st March 1413.

1801 – Maria Theresa of Austria was born on the 21st March 1801 (died 1855).

1871 – Otto von Bismarck was appointed Chancellor of the German Empire on the 21st March 1871.

1871Henry Morton Stanley the journalist began his trek to find Scottish expolorer David Livingstone on the 21st March 1871. Henry Morton Stanley the Welsh American journalist and explorer was famous for finding David Livingstone in Africa, and allegedly saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”. He was knighted in 1899.

1906 – John D. Rockefeller III the American philanthropist was born on the 21st March 1906 (died 1978)

1941Keith Potger the Australian pop-folk singer and guitarist from The Seekers was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) on the 21st March 1941.

1950 – Roger Hodgson the English singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Supertramp was born on the 21st March 1950.

1958 – Gary Oldman the English actor, singer, director, and producer was born on the 21st March 1958.

1962 – Matthew Broderick the American actor, singer, and director was born on the 21st March 1962.

1962 – Rosie O’Donnell the American actress and talk show host was born on the 21st March 1962.

1965 – Ranger programNASA launched Ranger 9 on the 21st March 1965, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.

1967 – Jonas Berggren the Swedish singer-songwriter from Ace of Base was born on the 21st March 1967.

1982Bård Ylvisåker the Norwegian artist and comedian was born on the 21st March 1982. Bård Ylvisåker is best known for his cabaret group Ylvis with his brother Vegard Ylvisåker. The Ylvisåker brothers shot to international fame when their music video The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) went viral on YouTube in September 2013 with over 250 million views within 2 months. Ylvis official website: | Ylvis verified Facebook page: | Ylvis verified Twitter: | Ylvis YouTube channel: | YouTube video: Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]…


Agnetha Fältskog from ABBA is back with a new album, ”When You Really Loved Someone”. The single from the album was released on the 11th March 2013.


Agnetha Fältskog first achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album titled Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, before reaching international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which have sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best–selling music artists in history and in the Top 3 best-selling bands in history.

MARCH 20 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1760 – The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts destroyed 349 buildings on the 20th March 1760.

1796Edward Gibbon Wakefield the British politician was born on the 20th March 1796 (died 1862). He was the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and New Zealand.

1836 – Edward Poynter the English painter was born on the 20th March 1836 (died 1919).

Cave of the Storm Nymphs nudes painting Edward Poynter ship wreck treasure cove naked girls women beach sea ocean waves
Cave of the Storm Nymphs ~ 1903 painting by Edward Poynter (from a private collection)

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published on the 20th March 1852.

1916 – Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity on the 20th March 1916.

1950 – Carl Palmer the English drummer and songwriter from Emerson, Lake & Palmer was born on the 20th March 1950.

1984 – iJustine the American Youtube personality was born on the 20th March 1984.

1986 – Ruby Rose the Australian model, actress, and singer was born on the 20th March 1986.