Instructions for allowable Sunday amusements, designed to curb puritan disapproval of Sunday pass times that weren't related to Bible study. Originally issued by James I, but allowed to slide due to puritan opposition, Charles I reissued it in 1633 and ordered the clergy to read it from their pulpits.
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Fact of the Day
Peter, one of William II's chaplains, reputedly got pregnant...
Quote of the Day
"We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint. "
~ Robert Falcon Scott's last message
On This Day
1914 The Panama Canal opened to commercial traffic.
1941 Josef Jakobs, a Luxembourg-born German spy, became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London, by firing squad.
1945 The Japanese announced their intention to surrender unconditionally in the Second World War. It came into effect on 2 September 1945.
1947 India gained independence from the British Empire.
1969 The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.