▶ Dad's Army - Don't Tell Him Pike - On this day 16th February, 1946 the actor Ian Lavender was born. His best remembered role was as Private Frank Pike, the youngest member and 'stupid boy' of the platoon in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army. One of the best ever!
Henry I Of England - statue in Westminster//known as Henry Beauclerc (or Educated) the fourth son of William the Conqueror. Henry married Matilda of Scotland but continued to have a large number of mistresses, by whom he had many illegitimate children. Considered by contemporaries to be a harsh but effective ruler, Henry skilfully manipulated the barons in England and Normandy as well as his daughter and nephew who fought for his throne after his death.