1937: Japan flies into the aviation record books

April 9, 2019 admin 0

1937: TWO Japanese airmen, bearing their Coronation goodwill message arrived at Croydon having completed their record-breaking flight from Tokyo in 3 days 22 hrs and 18 minutes. They covered the distance of about 10,000 miles […]


1968: F2 Racing star Jim Clark killed

April 7, 2019 admin 0

1968: BRITISH star Jim Clark, the greatest winner in Grand Prix motor ‘racing, was killed today. His car skidded off the track and somersaulted into a wood at top speed during a Formula Two race […]


1955: Churchill resigns, Eden to take over

April 7, 2019 admin 0

1955: Sir WINSTON CHURCHILL has resigned from his position as Prime Minister. He will continue to represent Woodford in the House of Commons. The following announcement was made from Buckingham Palace at 5 p.m. yesterday: […]


Huckleberry Finn becomes worldwide hit

February 18, 2019 admin 0

Published on this day in 1885, Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn became a worldwide sensation. Huck was the disreputable boy in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” ragged; uncased for, beaten whenever his […]

Today in History

Canada adopts new flag after long flap

February 15, 2019 admin 0

On this day in 1965, Canada’s new white flag, emblazoned with a red maple leaf in the centre and two upright bars at each side was adopted. The decision was announced in 1964 by Lester […]


Elton ties knot with recording engineer

February 14, 2019 admin 0

BYGONES – FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE IT WAS today in 1984, that pop superstar  Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Australia. The Rocket Man rolled out the red carpet, inviting Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton […]