The countries once part of the British Empire; the interregnum in Britain; or the welfare of the public.
Fact of the Day
In 1800, the Holy Roman Empire could boast 45 universities. France had 22, and England had two.
Quote of the Day
"Getting up in the morning is no pleasure; Drinking in the morning is the best. "
~ François Rabelais, monk and scholar
On This Day
63 BCE Augustus, first emperor of Rome was born.
1459 The first major battle of the War of the Roses happened at Blore Heath in Staffordshire. Outnumbered 2-1 the Yorkists still won.
1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1875 Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time. He escaped and went on to roam the west, killing 21 people.