1868 Charles Rennie Mackintosh born – so try some stained glass activities. You can use wax paper:
or tissue paper and black card:
1965 Damien Hirst born – Hirst’s work has to be fascinating for kids, as it deals with death in such an interesting way. The BBC has a selection of his art here. What do your kids think? Is it art? Does it inspire them?
1975 the first Cricket World Cup starts in Britain – so have a go at playing cricket.
Other events today:
- Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak Nation – see 17th July
- Peru’s Flag Day – see 28th July
- Union Dissolution Day [of Norway and Sweden in 1905]
- Sette Giugno Day (Malta remembers 7 June 1919, when British troops fired on rioters, killing four. They had rioted because the colonial government had not helped the people to afford food; the cost of living was too high.) – see 13th December