All posts by Megan-Rae Grove

On this day: Martin Luther King Jr. An Orator till the end

In 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was in the prime of his time as a civil rights leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement fighting segregation and inequality in America for the African American Community. One of the most...

/ 3rd April 2015

Decades apart but no less important

  On this day two momentously important laws were passed that helped to redefine women rights and their equality in both British and American Society. On Monday February 27, 1922 the U.S.A passed the Nineteenth Amendment to The Constitution. The...

/ 27th February 2015

On this day: American spaceman orbits the Earth

  On this day in 1962 the first American Spaceman orbited the Earth landing safely in the Atlantic Ocean. Marine Lieutenant John Glenn at the age of 40 had traveled roughly 81,000 miles, he circled the globe three times at...

/ 20th February 2015

On this day: first spaceship flies past Venus

  On this Day in 1961, the Russians successfully launched Venera 1 which became the first spaceship to successfully fly past Venus. This was a big event as it was the first spaceship of its kind to successfully make the...

/ 13th February 2015

On this day: Hit board game Monopoly put on sale

  On Wednesday, February 6, 1935 Monopoly the board game had been created and set into production by the Parker Brothers. People from the Midwestern united states and near the east coast all contributed to the game’s design and evolution...

/ 6th February 2015

On this day: 50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death

  You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs—Victory in spite of all terror—Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival. Blood, Toil,...

/ 30th January 2015

On this day: Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

In early 1965, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) made Selma, Alabama, the focus of its efforts to register black voters in the South, in an attempt to increase black participation and political presence in these southern...

/ 2nd January 2015

On this day: Scrooge is born

1843, Charles Dickens publishes “A Christmas Carol,” in England The preface of A Christmas Carol said: ” I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour...

/ 19th December 2014

On this day: Life on Mars?

Launched on November 28, 1964, Mariner 4 performed the first successful flyby of the planet Mars returning the first pictures of the Martian surface. It was the fourth in a series of spacecraft used for planetary exploration, collecting photos and...

/ 28th November 2014

On this day: It speaks… sort of!

Take yourself back to 1877, Tom Edison announces his ‘talking machine’ invention (phonograph), the first machine to play and record sound. In 1877 during a midnight dinner with his assistants where they were discussing their current project of the use of paper...

/ 21st November 2014