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The Fall of the Onomatopoeian Empire
Robert De Nero
Night of the long knives
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Aethelred the Oven Ready
Fact of the Day
In some London streets in the seventeenth century, one house in every three was a tavern.
Quote of the Day
"If civilisation is to advance at all in the future, it must be through the help of women, women freed of their political shackles, women with full power to work their will in society. "
~ Emmeline Pankhurst
On This Day
Claudius was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard.
Edward II was deposed by his wife, Isabella, and her lover, Roger Mortimer. They replaced him with his 10 year old son, Edward III, and for three years they ruled through him.
King Henry VIII secretly married the newly-pregnant Anne Boleyn, even though he was still married to Catherine of Aragon.
Thomas Wyatt gathered 4000 men in Kent, starting the Wyatt Rebellion against Queen Mary and her choice of Spanish husband.
Father of modern chemistry, Robert Boyle, was born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland.
Thailand declared war on the United States and Britain following intensive bombing by the Allies.
The German offensive campaign in the Ardennes, which came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge, ended in Allied victory.