Today in History... Albert Einstein was born

Today in History... Albert Einstein was born

March 14 1879: One of the greatest minds of modern times, later to revolutionise science, enters the world.
Today in History... Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio dies, aged 84

Today in History... Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio dies, aged 84

March 8, 1999: the Baseball Hall of Fame major league star and Marilyn Monroe's ex passes away
Today in History... King Kong has its world premiere in New York

Today in History... King Kong has its world premiere in New York

March 2, 1933: one of the world's most famous cinema icons makes his performance debut
Today in History... Comic genius Spike Milligan dies

Today in History... Comic genius Spike Milligan dies

February 27 2002: Credited with inspiring Monty Python, the Goon show creator leaves the airwaves for the last time
Today in History... Muhammad Ali becomes World Champ for the first time

Today in History... Muhammad Ali becomes World Champ for the first time

February 25 1964: A fighter known as Cassius Clay squares up to Sonny Liston
Today in History... Stan Laurel dies, aged 74

Today in History... Stan Laurel dies, aged 74

February 23, 1965: 'this man was the funniest' said Buster Keaton of the English silent screen star
Today in History... the 'World's greatest metal guitarist' is born

Today in History... the 'World's greatest metal guitarist' is born

February 19, 1948: guitars are among the finest memorabilia, thanks to legends like Tony Iommi
Today in history... Thomas Jefferson is chosen as US President

Today in history... Thomas Jefferson is chosen as US President

February 17, 1801: one of the US's greatest-ever presidents, Jefferson's legacy exists to this day
Today in history... the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin

Today in history... the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin

February 12, 1809: in England and on a Kentucky farm, two men with entwined destinies are born...
Today in history... Nelson Mandela is freed from prison

Today in history... Nelson Mandela is freed from prison

February 11, 1990: South Africa's future first democratically-elected President walks free
Today in History... Elizabeth II becomes Queen

Today in History... Elizabeth II becomes Queen

February 6 1952: Whilst his heir apparent is sitting in a Kenyan treehouse, George VI passes away
Today in history... Rosa Parks was born

Today in history... Rosa Parks was born

Febuary 4, 1913: this ordinary woman's defiant action on a bus forever changed US Civil Rights

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