On This Day…..

On this day…..

In 1890:  American artist Man Ray was born.  Born Emmanuel Radnitzkyhe spent most of his career in France. Generally known for his Dada and surrealist creations. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer.

In 1965 Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier died.  A Swiss architect and designer,  he was one of the pioneers of modern architecture.

In 1970: Elvis Presley was No.1 in the UK charts with “The Wonder of You”

In 1979: an IRA bomb kills the Queen’s cousin, Lord Louis Mountbatten

In 2008: Barack Obama became the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

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