Mar 04

The Lord of the gamesUpon his throne of diceCutting down crusaders. Salah ad-Din, first Sultan of Egypt and Syria, died today in 1193. Gary Gygax, American game designer, died on this day in 2008.

Feb 28

Spread, oh, wings of peace,Roll, like those stones,And take a stand for something,Like the last good politician. Brian Jones, founding member and Guitarist for The Rolling Stones, was born today in 1942. Robin Cook, British member of parliament and former minister, was born on this day in 1946. Henry James, American-British author, died on this…

Feb 27

Spock treads the grapesOf his suppressed wrathIn killer heels. John Steinbeck, American author, was born today in 1902. Louis Vuitton, French Fashion designer, died on this day in 1892. Leonard Nimoy, American actor, known for playing Spock in Star Trek, died on this day in 2015.

Feb 26

Was this the face that redeemedThe heart of the good convictAnd topped the barricade withHer heartbroken lover? Christopher Marlowe, English playwright and poet, was baptised today in 1564. Victor Hugo, French poet and novelist, was born on this day in 1802.

Feb 25

The rattling streetcar desiresSweet sitar and the gentleTap of hammer on church steeple. George Harrison, English musician and guitarist in the Beatles, was born today in 1943. Sir Christopher Wren, English architect who designed St Paul’s Cathedral, died on this day in 1723. Tennessee Williams, America playwright and poet, died on this day in 1983.

Feb 24

Rise up, up above the common man.Hold your fruity delight and sparkling cup,Gaming into heaven. Steve Jobs, American businessman and founder of Apple Inc, was born today in 1955. Bobby Moore, English footballer and world cup winner, died on this day in 1993.

Feb 23

A syndrome afflicts my mellow fruitfulnessBurns it to cinders, to dusty dullness.Ripened in August, that tasty fructose,Slapped down in prose, a dirty daily dose. Samuel Pepys, English member of parliament and diarist, was born today in 1633. John Keats, English romantic poet, died on this day in 1821.

Feb 22

Felled like a cherry tree,Their circle could not be broken,Their message could not silenced, Even by death. George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America, was born today in 1732. Christoph Probst, German student and member of the White Rose resistance movement, was executed on this day in 1943. Hans Scholl, German founder…

Feb 21

Close your little red book!Stop all the clocks! We’re doomed!Malcolm is dead! The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, was published today in 1848. W.H. Auden, English-American Poet, was born on this day in 1907. Anthony Daniels, English actor, famous for playing C-3PO in the Star Wars film series, was born today…

Feb 20

Freddie didn’t escape slavery for this!He didn’t search the extent of his soulSo she can prance under an umbrella. Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, writer and statesman, died today in 1895. Rihanna, Barbadian singer, was born on this day in 1988.