A British private soldier.
Fact of the Day
In 1623, one kilogram of tobacco was roughly five times more expensive than Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Quote of the Day
"He who trusts no one is distrusted by all the world. "
~ William Marshal's biographer
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.