In pre-Revolution France, provincial appeals courts. There were 13 in total, the most important being situated in Paris.
Fact of the Day
In 1621, a peer spent £3,000 on one day's meals.
Quote of the Day
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. "
~ Thomas Edison
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.