A serious illness during Tudor times that appeared first in England and then spread to the Continent. It is not known exactly what disease it was, but it claimed many lives between its appearance in 1485 and its disappearance after 1578.
Fact of the Day
American president Franklin D. Roosevelt claimed to be descended from William the Conqueror.
Quote of the Day
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles. "
~ Friedrich Engels
On This Day
1660 Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne after 11 years in exile.