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 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 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 19

Fighting the urge toCurl up on the sofaAnd get to the black heart of the issue. Harper Lee, American novelist, known for “To Kill a Mockingbird”, died today in 2016. Helen Fielding, English novelist, was born on this day in 1958.

Feb 18

Painting the ceiling,Huck sucks, blows a head gasket,Rejects the Pope’s view. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is first published in the US on this day in 1885. Enzo Ferrari, Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur, was born on this day in 1898. Martin Luther, German theologian and protestant reformer, died on this day in 1546. Michaelangelo, Italian…

Feb 16

Who was the doctorAssembling the insectsWith his sonic tool? Iain Banks, Scottish Author, was born today in 1954. Christopher Eccleston, English actor, was born on this day in 1964.

Feb 14

Machine guns blaring!Stiffs hit the deck!Brokenhearted, Jeeves uploaded the footage. Saint Valentines Day Massacre took place in 1929. YouTube, the video sharing web site, is launched on this day in 2005. James Cook, British explorer, navigator and captain, died on this day in 1779. P. G. Wodehouse, English author, died on this day in 1975.