Someone who practices alchemy (the attempt to turn base metals into gold and to gain spiritual awareness and immortality).
Fact of the Day
Novelist Agatha Christie was a keen surfer.
Quote of the Day
"The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. "
~ Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.