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 […]