Not connected with religious matters.
Fact of the Day
When George Washington campaigned for the Virginia election in 1758, he bought every eligible voter 3 pints of alcohol.
Quote of the Day
"Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. "
~ Thomas Jefferson
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.