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
English bishop St. Wulfstan was said to have performed a number of miracles, including curing a woman of arthritis by writing a letter, cursing a tree to death that had offered shade to gamblers, and preaching to the slave-traders of Bristol so well that they abandoned their business.
Quote of the Day
"He so beautified the city [Rome] that he justly boasted that he found it brick and left it marble.
~ Suetonius on Augustus
On This Day
1815Napoleon escaped from exile on Elba, but his return would be brief. He was finally defeated at Waterloo on 18th June 1815. Read about Napoleon here.
1839A horse called Lottery won the first Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.
1914Titanic's sister ship, the hospital ship Britannic was launched. She was sunk two years later by a mine or a submarine. One of the survivors was Violet Jessop, who had also survived the Titanic.
1935RADAR (radio detection and ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.
1935After secretly training German pilots, Hitler established the Luftwaffe, in direct contravention of the Versailles Treaty.