Relating to the English royal dynasty which held the throne from the accession of Henry II in 1154 until the death of Richard III in 1485.
Fact of the Day
According to Suetonius, emperor Caligula banned anyone mentioning goats in his presence, because he looked like one.
Quote of the Day
"In this country, it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others. "
~ Voltaire on Admiral Byng's execution
On This Day
1914 The Panama Canal opened to commercial traffic.
1941 Josef Jakobs, a Luxembourg-born German spy, became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London, by firing squad.
1945 The Japanese announced their intention to surrender unconditionally in the Second World War. It came into effect on 2 September 1945.
1947 India gained independence from the British Empire.
1969 The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.