1967: Stockport air disaster kills 84

June 4, 2019 admin 0

On this day in 1967, a British Midland Airways Canadair Argonaut crashed near Stockport, Cheshire, killing sixty-nine passengers and three crew members. The airliner, call sign “Hotel Golf,” was returning to Manchester with holidaymakers from […]


1835: Barnum kicks-off first tour of the USA

June 2, 2019 admin 0

ON THIS day in 1835, Phineas Taylor Barnum began his first tour of the USA. Barnum was an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey […]


1533: Anne Boleyn crowned Queen of England

June 1, 2019 admin 0

Anne Boleyn – once described as a  brilliant, pure, and injured woman – was crowned Queen of England on this day in 1533. Henry VIII’s stormy marriage to her, and her execution by beheading, made […]


1935: New Messerschmitt roars into the sky

May 29, 2019 admin 0

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 – the famous German fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force  flew for the first time on this day in 1935. It saw operational service in 1937 […]