An expensive French military training academy.
Fact of the Day
The first woman killed by a tiger in Britain died in 1705.
Quote of the Day
"When the sarcophagus is full, we don't put another corpse in "
~ Medieval Proverb
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.