Originally a German plan to maintain order in the case of emergencies, it was modified by 20th July Bomb Plotters as part of a planned military coup.
Fact of the Day
According to FIFA, football was played in Han-dynasty China (206 BCE - 220 CE): players kicked a leather ball filled with feathers into a net supported by bamboo rods.
Quote of the Day
"Getting up in the morning is no pleasure; Drinking in the morning is the best. "
~ François Rabelais, monk and scholar
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.