Lands used by a wife to support herself after the death of her husband.
Fact of the Day
The first people to use umbrellas in 18th century Britain were laughed at and called 'mincing Frenchmen'.
Quote of the Day
"Parliaments are of the Nature of cats: they ever grow curst with age.
~ Charles I
On This Day
1916The hospital ship Britannic, sister-ship of Titanic, hit a mine and sank, killing 30.
197421 people were killed and 182 injured when bombs exploded in two Birmingham pubs. The IRA was probably responsible, but the real culprits have never been found. The Birmingham Six, originally convicted of the bombings, were released because of dodgy police practices.
1981The proceedings of the House of Commons were televised live for the first time.