Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
Fact of the Day
In Anglo-Saxon calendars, the 7th of November is considered the first day of winter, known as 'Winter's Day'.
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
1330 Roger Mortimer, de facto ruler of England after he and Edward II's wife Isabella deposed Edward, was hanged at Tyburn for assuming royal power.
1530 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey died of natural causes on his way to face charges of treason.
1781 The crew of the British slave ship Zong massacred 131 captives by throwing them overboard in a bid to claim insurance money after the crew had made a navigational error and missed their destination.
1812 Napoleon's army retreated across the Berezina River in Belarus. Although the army managed to avoid getting trapped, they suffered massive casualties, and the word 'berezina' became French slang for 'disaster.'
1947 The United Nations approved the partition of Palestine to form an independent Jewish state.