Where land, titles and wealth were inherited by the oldest son.
Fact of the Day
Pounds, shillings and pence were rooted in Roman librae, solidi and denarii. This is where the abbreviation LSD comes from.
Quote of the Day
"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. "
~ Karl Marx
On This Day
958 Oda, a Dane whose father came over with Ubba and Ivar the Boneless, and who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, died. After his death his came to be regarded as St Oda the Good, with a feast day on 4 July.
1868 The first meeting of the Trade Union Congress was held at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester.
1886 Grover Cleveland became the only US president to get married (to Frances Folsom) while in the White House.
1953 Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey.