On this day 27th October 1958 was the first transmission of the BBC's children's television programme Blue Peter which is still on air today. Part of every British childhood since the 50's, they never sent me a Blue Peter badge though!
Peter Rabbit - the most popular creation of Beatrix Potter, introduced in 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', 1902. When she met Norman Warne, Potter was a 35 year old spinster. She had firm ideas about how she wanted her book to look, insisting it be small enough for little hands, that text and illustrations be on separate pages, and that the price be low.