Fact of the Day
In 1576, the Bishop of London threatened to deal with puritans by sending them to 'Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and such like barbarous places'.
Quote of the Day
"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? "
~ Abraham Lincoln
On This Day
1889 American writer Nellie Bly set off on her round the world journey. She aimed to do it within 80 days. It took her 72.
1914 The Ottoman Empire declared a jihad on Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro.
1922 The BBC broadcast its first radio programme: a news bulletin and weather forecast
1940 German bombers dropped 500 tonnes of high explosives and 36,000 incendiary bombs on Coventry. It had been 'coventried'.
1969 The second manned mission to the moon, Apollo 12, launched from Cape Canaveral.