Posts tagged with ‘On this day’

  • Apr052017
    Easter Island statues by William Hodges, 1775

    Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722

    The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…

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  • Jan102017
    Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus

    The death of Carl Linnaeus – 10 January 1778

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    The Bible, Genesis 2:20, states: “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and…

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  • Aug112016

    The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 1881

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    Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…

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  • Jul132016
    Frida Kahlo

    The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 1954

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    “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

    Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….

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  • Mar082016
    International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day

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    Today is International Women’s Day, a day when women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And I’m not just…

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  • Dec092015

    The death of Mary Leakey – 9 December 1996

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    No matter who we are and what we think, the beautiful truth is that we are all children of Africa.…

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  • Nov072015
    Alfred Russel Wallace

    The death of Alfred Russel Wallace – 7 November 1913

    How and why do species change? Why do some occur in some places, but not in others? Why do they…

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  • Oct232015
    Jane Elizabeth Hodgson

    The death of Dr Jane Elizabeth Hodgson – 23 October 2006

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    There are many reasons why a pregnancy may be unwanted. A woman may have no access to contraception or already…

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  • Jul022015

    Amelia Earhart disappears – 2 July 1937

    “…first lady of the skies,  she had no guy holding her down, no one could clip her wings, she was…

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  • Apr262015
    guernica

    Guernica – 26 April 1937

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    On 26 April 1937, it was market day in Guernica, a small town in northern Spain considered to be the…

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