A 10-mile long sandbank in the English Channel lying 6 miles off the Deal coast in Kent, England.
Fact of the Day
The man who built the town stocks in Boston, Massachusetts charged so much that he became the first man to be put in them.
Quote of the Day
"When they tell me I'm too old to do something, I attempt it immediately. "
~ Pablo Picasso
On This Day
958 Oda, a Dane whose father came over with Ubba and Ivar the Boneless, and who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, died. After his death his came to be regarded as St Oda the Good, with a feast day on 4 July.
1868 The first meeting of the Trade Union Congress was held at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester.
1886 Grover Cleveland became the only US president to get married (to Frances Folsom) while in the White House.
1953 Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey.