Thursday, 7 April 2016

7 April

£10 in the draw! Sure it isn’t your lucky day? It’s a great day for Empress Matilda who became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English', in 1141. In 1348, Charles University was founded in Prague and in 1805, German composer. Ludwig van Beethoven. premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American depicted on a United States postage stamp and in 2001, Mars Odyssey was launched.

Today is a brilliantly wonderful day for famous people being born. William Wordsworth, English poet, born 1770, Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress, born 1915, Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter, born 1939, David Frost, English journalist, born 1939, Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor, martial artist, director, producer, and screenwriter, born 1954, Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor, born 1964 and Tim Peake, British astronaut, born 1972.

Whilst I really should dedicate the day to Tim – after all, we don’t have many British astronauts – I am afraid I have gone with my heart, and here is Billie Holiday:

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.

Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose.

I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own.

I'm always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I've been.

I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.

Have a wonderful day my friend!