Generally, a court of justice; during the French Revolution, the court that tried political offenders.
Fact of the Day
In 1800, the Holy Roman Empire could boast 45 universities. France had 22, and England had two.
Quote of the Day
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. "
~ John F. Kennedy
On This Day
1660 Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne after 11 years in exile.