What! What?! Can it be June already??
Yes. Yes. The teacher in me says that it is most certainly June!
So put your feet up, sit back, and be prepared to be schooled by some historical morsels!
The blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, (born Norma Jean Mortensen) was born on this day in 1926
Marquis de Sade was born on this day in Paris, 1740. A cruel and vicious military leader, the word sadism
would later be derived from his name
Famous boxer, Muhammad Ali, died on this day in 2016
Rome was liberated by US Troops during WW2 on this day in 1944
In 1783, the first sustained flight of a hot air balloon was launched in Annonay, France
D-Day. The largest amphibious landing occurred on the beaches of Normandy in 1944
French painter Paul Gauguin was born this day in 1848. His work was said to influence that of Matisse and Picasso
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born this day in 1867, and was known to be one of the most influential architects of his time, designing over 1000 different structures
Composer and lyricist Cole Porter was born this day in 1893. By the age of ten he had published his first song, and now many are well known in Broadway musicals
"Somewhere over the rainbow...." Actress Judy Garland was born this day in 1922
Jacques Cousteau was born this day in 1910. What makes him so special, you ask? He helped invent the first underwater breathing apparatus, known as the "Aqualung"
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank was born this day in 1929. She was best known for the publication of her diary that she kept during World War 2. Anne was taken to a Nazi concentration camp, and later died.
William Butler Yeats, a Noble prize winning poet and dramatist was born on this day near Dublin, Ireland in 1865
The world's first commercial electronic computer was unveiled this day in 1951
On this day in 1215, King John set his seal to the Magna Carta, a charter of British liberties. These guaranteed basic rights have become the foundation for many modern democracies around the world
In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space
In 1882 Igor Stravinksy was born near St. Petersburg. He would compose works including "The Firebird", "The Rite of Spring" and "The Symphony of Psalms"
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on this day in 1983
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig was born this day in 1903. He would go on to win 7 World Series Championships with the New York Yankees
Attila the Hun is defeated on this day in 451 by the Romans and Visgoths in northeast France
Britain's Prince William was born on this day in 1982
At 3:15 am, some 3.2 million German soldiers headed into Russia- what was considered a major turning point for WW2
"Take me to your leader!" The first extraterrestrial message is sent into space from Earth on this day in 1974
Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female Prime Minister in 2010
The Korean War began on this day in 1950- it would continue for 3 years, and finally end with the separation of North Korea and South Korea at the 38th parallel
In 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed in San Francisco by 50 nations
You can thank Mildred Hill, born in 1859, for composing one the melody to one of the most widely known and sung songs- Happy Birthday To You
World War 1 formally ended on this day in 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
William Mayo was born on this day in 1861. He would go on, with one of his brothers, to begin the Mayo Clinic- an internationally recognized medical center for medical diagnosis and treatment
At midnight in 1997, the flag of the British Crown Colony was lowered, and a new flag was raised in Hong Kong, representing the official transfer of power to China
This month we're featuring some wonderful art in the form of signatures! There's a bit of trend going round the site, with Game of Thrones sets everywhere you look - why not get one of your own, and join in the fun?!