Intended or likely to placate or pacify.
Fact of the Day
Henry I kept lions, leopards and camels at Woodstock in the 12th century.
Quote of the Day
"One has not great hopes for Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound. "
~ Jane Austen (Emma)
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.