Christopher Winn

The founding of the great city by the Dutch, and other New York firsts.

Christopher Winn looks at the history of London Bridge, whose most recent incarnation opened in March 1973.

The historical figures who are buried in more than one place.

The author Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared on December 3rd, 1926. Christopher Winn recounts that, and other vanishings from this month.

The history of the tuxedo, and other garments named after historic people or places.

1894 lithograph illustration depicting Northumbrian

William Huskisson was the first person to die in a railway accident.

Carnegie, Harvard and other Britons who have made significant cultural contributions to the United States.

Christopher Winn recalls the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and other mysterious drownings.

On June 2nd, 1953 Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey in the first coronation service to be televised. Here are more pioneering Royals.

Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4th, 1979. Some other firsts claimed by those occupying the country's highest office.