On this date in 1950, British Sculptor Antony Gormley was born.
The Great Fire of London began on 2nd September 1666 and ended on 4th September 1666.
Halley’s comet was identified on this date in 1682.
In September 1752 the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar.
Today millions of children across the UK go back or start school for the first time.
This day’s aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
The Playstation games console was released on this date in 1995.
Rin Tin Tin, celebrated film star dog, was born in on this date in 1918.
Today is writer and illustrator Anthony Browne’s birthday.
Lascaux cave paintings were discovered on this date in 1940.
Today is Roald Dahl Day.
Charles Darwin reached the Galapagos Islands aboard HMS Beagle on this day in 1835.
Today is International Play Dough Day.
The Romans dedicated September to the Roman god Vulcan.
The Blackpool Illuminations were switched on for the first time on this date in 1879.
Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition was the first circumnavigation of the world, it began on this date in 1519.
This year the theme is ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world’
Today is the autumn equinox.
In 2000 British rower Steve Redgrave made Olympic history by winning his fifth consecutive gold medal.
Jim Henson’s was born on this date in 1936.
There are only three months until Christmas!
Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world on this date in 1580.
Einstein published his paper that included e=mc² on this date in 1905.
William the Conqueror invaded England on this date in 1066.
Today is World Heart Day.
BBC Radio 1 launched on this date in 1967.
Today is Julie Andrews’ birthday.
Mahatma Gandhi was born on this date in 1869.