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Fact of the Day
The first woman killed by a tiger in Britain died in 1705.
Quote of the Day
"Who has appointed the Germans the judges of nations? "
~ John of Salisbury
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.