Category Archives: On This Day

The Strange Disappearance of Agatha Christie

On 3 December 1926, famed crime writer Agatha Christie went missing from her home in Sunningdale, Berkshire, not to be seen again for 11 days. On this day in history we take a look at the story of her disappearance, which sparked one of the biggest organised searches for a missing person, in a plot that could have come straight out of one of her novels.

Commemorating 217 Years Since the Battle of Trafalgar Day

Trafalgar Day is commemorated each year on 21 October, marking the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, which established Britain’s naval supremacy for over a century. Here we take a look at what happened on that important day, which took place 217 years ago, and explore some of the ways that it is celebrated both in the UK and around the world.