The belief in the strict observance of the Sabbath as a purely religious day.
Fact of the Day
The first people to use umbrellas in 18th century Britain were laughed at and called 'mincing Frenchmen'.
Quote of the Day
"Pray for me, now my calamity is at hand! "
~ John Stubbs, just before having his hand removed for seditious writing, 1579
On This Day
1915 The German army used chlorine gas in a large-scale attack for the first time during the Second Battle of Ypres. The weapon was developed by the forerunner of IG Farben.
1945 In his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler admitted Germany could lose the Second World War and said suicide was his only option.