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
Augustus the Strong (1674-1733), Elector of Saxony, would break horseshoes with his bare hands, and reputedly fathered 355 children
Quote of the Day
"The Englishman can tolerate a significantly greater dose of anarchy [than the Prussian].
~ Highly-decorated WWI and WWII veteran Ernst Jünger
On This Day
43 BCEThe assassination of Cicero, requested by Marc Antony. When his head was delivered to Anthony, his wife, Fulvia, spat on it and jabbed hairpins into his tongue.
1732The Theatre Royal, now known as the Covent Garden Opera House, opened with a performance of the Beggar's Opera.
1787Delaware became the first state of the modern United States.
1817Rear-Admiral William Bligh died. He had been captain of HMS Bounty during the mutiny.
1941The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the American naval base a Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, killing 2,403.
1982Charles Brooks Jr became the first person to be executed by lethal injection, with a huge dose of 'truth serum'