In general, those who support the system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs. Specific to the French Revolution, they were a group of people who objected to the centralisation of the French Revolution after 1793.
Fact of the Day
Since 1558, England has had a female head of state for 41% of the time.
Quote of the Day
"Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilisers of man. "
~ Benjamin Disraeli
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.