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
Both England and Russia imposed a tax on beards in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, making having a beard a status symbol.
Quote of the Day
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
~ Thomas Jefferson
On This Day
1889American writer Nellie Bly set off on her round the world journey. She aimed to do it within 80 days. It took her 72.
1914The Ottoman Empire declared a jihad on Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro.
1922The BBC broadcast its first radio programme: a news bulletin and weather forecast
1940German bombers dropped 500 tonnes of high explosives and 36,000 incendiary bombs on Coventry. It had been 'coventried'.
1969The second manned mission to the moon, Apollo 12, launched from Cape Canaveral.