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Fact of the Day
English bishop St. Wulfstan was said to have performed a number of miracles, including curing a woman of arthritis by writing a letter, cursing a tree to death that had offered shade to gamblers, and preaching to the slave-traders of Bristol so well that they abandoned their business.
Quote of the Day
"Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word."
~ Friedrich Steinbrecher (German Officer)
On This Day
1499Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne, was executed following several escape attempts. It is possible he was the younger of the Princes in the Tower.
1541Kathryn Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, was stripped of her title as queen
1963The first episode of Dr Who, with William Hartnell in the title role, was broadcast on BBC 1
1990Beloved children's writer Roald Dahl died of a blood disease, aged 74.