Author(s): Sandra Hall
Ever wondered what historical events occurred on the day you were born? Would you like to know on what day Vietnam and the United States resumed diplomatic relations? When was Cleopatras birthday? Completely revised and updated "On This Day" has the answers to these questions and so much more! Sure to appeal to history aficionados, trivia buffs and the insatiably curious, this reference book provides a wealth of information including humorous commentary and historical facts about the over 1500 events listed throughout the year. The updated edition includes all the important events that have occurred in the last seven years, including the launch of social networking site Facebook, You Tube is created by three friends, Prince Williams marries Catherine Middleton and Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple) dies.
Sandra Hall has enjoyed success both as a film reviewer and as an author. Her 2006 novel Beyond The Break was longlisted for the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award and in 2008 published the remarkably researched Tabloid Man: The Life and Times of Ezra Norton.