A writer of the Christian martyrs.
Fact of the Day
Between 1040 and 1746, only three English monarchs did not invade Scotland and/or repel a Scottish invasion of England.
Quote of the Day
"There will be opened a gateway and a road to a large and excellent science ... into which minds more piercing than mine shall penetrate to recesses still deeper. "
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.