Relating to the doctrines of Jacobus Arminius, who rejected the Calvinist theory of predestination (which says that God has already preordained what will happen, including who will go to Heaven and Hell).
Fact of the Day
Butchers who sold off meat in medieval London ran the risk of being placed in the pillory and having their meat burnt beneath them, so that the rancid smoke would rise into their face.
Quote of the Day
"The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums. "
~ GK Chesterton
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.