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Fact of the Day
In the 1330s a number of English knights went to war with France with eye patches covering an eye, having made a chivalrous pledge to their ladies that they wouldn't open one of their eyes until victory was achieved. Most of them died as a result.
Quote of the Day
"By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show."
~ Samuel Johnson
On This Day
1598Playwright Ben Jonson was put on trial for manslaughter after killing fellow actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel.
1692The last people accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem were hanged.
1735Robert Walpole became the first British Prime Minister to occupy 10 Downing Street.