Jan 31

The TOGs weep for Tel.Guys burn in memoriam.Johnny feels rotten. Guy Fawkes, who was captured attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament, was executed today in 1606. John Lydon, English singer and songwriter, known as Johnny Rotten, was born on this day in 1956. Terry Wogan, Irish radio and television presenter, died on this…

Jan 30

Oliver’s spiked head,Rotten, like his soul, befitsCharles’ cackling revenge. Charles I was executed on this day in 1625. Oliver Cromwell was posthumously executed on this day in 1661. The 47 Ronin avenged the death of this master on this day in 1703.

Jan 29

The pussycat sitsOn snowy branches of birchWith Owl, so weary. Robert Frost, American Poet, died on this day in 1963. Edward Lear, English author, poet and illustrator, died on this day in 1888. The Raven, written by Edgar Allen Poe, was first published in the New York Mirror, on this day in 1845.

Jan 28

Apple-cheeked Hal leersWith pride, licking his lipsWithout prejudice. Henry VIII, King of England from 22nd April 1509, until his death on this day in 1547. Henry VII, King of England from 22nd August 1485 until 21st April 1509, was born on this day in 1457. Jane Austin’s novel Pride and Prejudice is first published on this day in…

Jan 27

Sit on the crapper,Mozart, and compose a tuneFor Jabberwocky. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756. Lewis Carroll, English author, was born on this day in 1832. Thomas Crapper, plumber and toilet innovator, died on this day in 1910.

Jan 26

Fast Eddie’s OscarGleams on John’s new goggle-boxShowing the first fleet. America actor, Paul Newman, was born on this day in 1925. American musician, Eddie Van Halen, was born on this day in 1955. Australia Day celebrated in Australia. John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer and inventor, demonstrated the his first working television on this day in 1926.

Jan 25

The war doctor loomsOver scarface’s bodyRavaged by disease. English actor, John Hurt, died on this day in 2017. Italian American gangster, Alphonse Capone, died on this day in 1947.

Jan 24

Two murderous men,Serial and Emperor,Put to death today. Roman Emperor Caligula is assassinated by his guards on this day in AD41. Ted Bundy, American serial killer, is executed by the electric chair on this day in 1989.

Jan 23

Drinks down his black stuff,Saigo swings his katana,Spraying out his guts. Famous Japanese Samurai, Saigo Takamori was born on this day in 1828. Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, died on this day in 1803.

Jan 22

Battle of BasingStokes the day’s Viking hatred.Give them all the lie. The battle of Basing took place in 871. Sir Walter Raleigh, English poet, soldier, courtier and explorer born today in 1552.