To be given citizenship, particularly the right to vote.
Fact of the Day
'Druid' in Celtic means 'oak person', but in the Germanic languages means 'true knowledge'.
Quote of the Day
"Foul as it is, hell itself is made more foul by the presence of John. "
~ Matthew Paris (13th century chronicler) on King John
On This Day
1016 Cnut defeated Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Assandun, forcing Edmund to make a peace with the invading Danes: he got to keep Wessex, but the rest of England came under Danish rule. A month later, he had died of 'natural causes' so Wessex, too, went to Cnut.
1216 King John died of dysentery. He was succeeded by his nine year old son, Henry III.
1867 The US officially took possession of Alaska. It wasn't a popular decision at the time.
1922 The BBC was founded.