Religious meetings and exercises used to discuss Biblical passages and sermons, which were often considered to threaten the officially-sanctioned understanding the Bible.
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
"Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. "
~ Winston Churchill
On This Day
1829 The Roman Catholic Relief Act received royal assent. It allowed British Catholics to vote, hold public office, and sit in parliament.
1912 The Royal Flying Corps was founded.
1919 British troops slaughter hundreds of unarmed Indian civilians in Amritsar at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
1970 Late in the evening, an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks after a routine procedure caused crisis and a mission abort for Apollo 13.