Wednesday, 6 April 2016

6 April

£10 in the draw! Are you SURE it isn’t your lucky day? Well, it was a lucky day in 1327 for the poet Petrarch as this was the day he saw his idealized love, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon. In 1869, celluloid was patented and in 1896, in Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games was celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games were banned by Roman emperor Theodosius I. In 1924, the first round-the-world flight commenced and in 1947, the first Tony Awards were presented for theatrical achievement.

Famous people born on this day include Paul Daniels, English magician and television host, born 1938, Rory Bremner, Scottish actor and screenwriter, born 1961 and Myleene Klass, English singer, pianist, and model, born 1978.

However, the day is dedicated to a Swedish pop band who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo", which went on to launch their international career. Take it away ABBA!

My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender
Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo

Have a Waterloo of a day my friend!