Toby's experience comes from website design as well as experience running large forums and communities. After he married Debbie he developed a keen interest in history and found himself discussing history quite a lot!
Fact of the Day
Ciao does not mean 'hello'. It comes from the Venetian dialect and means 'I am your slave'.
Quote of the Day
"Truly, when the day of judgement comes, it will not be a question of what we have read, but what we have done.
~ Thomas à Kempis, 15th century
On This Day
1419Rouen surrendered to Henry V, completing Henry's reconquest of Normandy. He entered the city the following day.
1661Thomas Venner, leader of the Fifth Monarchy Men and rebel against both Cromwell and Charles II, was hanged, drawn and quartered.
1883Ships Cimbria and Sultan crashed in heavy fog in the North Sea. Almost 400 people died, with life boats not full to capacity.
1915The first Brits to be killed in aerial bombardment died when German Zeppelins bombed Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn.
191773 people killed and 400 injured after an explosion at a munitions factory in Silvertown, West Ham.
1977Snow fell in Miami for the first time in the city's recorded history.