"On this day" is a feature on the Horrible Histories Website. It tells of a horrible historical deed that happened on the occuring date.
Below is an archive of old "On this days", sorted by the month.
St David's Day
London. Sir Edmund Halley is well known for his astronomy. He gave his name to astronomy – and the astronomy. But this month Halley sees a glow-worm in his telescope.
Scotland is born. The man is not bothered by this – he is dead
The old joke is that 57 people died building the bridge.
The editor of a Texas paper suggests you ‘Club Baby Seals to Death’.
A Mexican army attacks The Mexican , so who won? The answer is American writers and film-makers who had a quick and deadly sting.
Over 300 slaves had already died in chains.
Edinburgh, Scotland. Mary marries the man
Kansas, USA. Doctor York tells his friends that he is going to the Bender
Britain. National No Smoking Day. This campaign is organized by Action on Smoking and Health – ASH. But they’re a week too late. 50,000 have given up No Smoking Day.
Bermuda. The island of Bermuda
St Petersburg, Russia. At a parade a terrorist throws a bomb
Portsmouth, England. Bang-byng!
Roman leader Julius Caesar goes to the Senate even though he’s poorly – Caesar is A 300-metre tall lump of metal
Patrick stops breathing and is declared dead . . . then he sits up and demands A 300-metre tall lump of metal
St Patrick's Day
- ↑ Caine, Michael. Not A lot Of People Know That. 1988