On This Day

29th April 1429 – Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orleans. 1770 – James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay, Australia. 1882 – The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the tram – was tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin. 1885 – Women were admitted for the first time to examinations […]


Easter as celebrated in the UK, with a bit of Christmas thrown in for good measure. From Michael Mcintyre’s sketch for Channel 4’s charity gala for Great Ormond Street Hospital.