Where a prisoner refuses to eat food as a form of protest.
Fact of the Day
The US manufactured so many Purple Hearts for the planned invasion of Japan that there is still a reserve of over 100,000 today.
Quote of the Day
"Pray for me, now my calamity is at hand! "
~ John Stubbs, just before having his hand removed for seditious writing, 1579
On This Day
1805 Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar.
1944 After a gruelling battle lasting 19 days, Aachen became the first German city to fall to the Allies in the Second World War.
1966 On the day before half term, 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a colliery spoil tip collapsed onto the school at Aberfan.