The taking of someone's power or property by force.
Fact of the Day
When George Washington campaigned for the Virginia election in 1758, he bought every eligible voter 3 pints of alcohol.
Quote of the Day
"Were this the skeleton of the oldest man, then the oldest man was a freak "
~ Mayer on the Neanderthal, 1864.
On This Day
1914 The Panama Canal opened to commercial traffic.
1941 Josef Jakobs, a Luxembourg-born German spy, became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London, by firing squad.
1945 The Japanese announced their intention to surrender unconditionally in the Second World War. It came into effect on 2 September 1945.
1947 India gained independence from the British Empire.
1969 The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.