On This Day

6th August 1926 – The American Olympic athlete, Gertrude Ederle, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. It took her 14 hours, 39 minutes to swim the 56 kilometers from France to England. She held the record for 35 years. 1945 – The world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An […]

On This Day

25th July 1943 – Italian dictator Benito Mussolini stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government. 1969 – Senator Edward Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash. 1978 – The first so called ‘test tube baby’ was born in Manchester, England. 1992 – The […]

Interesting Fact Question

How much were Sir Paul McCartney, Mike Oldfield, Dizzee Rascal, Frank Turner, Underworld and Emeli Sande paid to perform at the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony?   Answer here