The unofficial name for the German state between 1919 and 1933.
Fact of the Day
A wealthy early modern London merchant asked his agent to send him '2 or 3 apes' from Africa, but didn't write the 'r'. The order was interpreted as 203 apes, the first cargo of 80 of which arrived with the promise of more to come.
Quote of the Day
"The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children."
~ Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor
On This Day
1499Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne, was executed following several escape attempts. It is possible he was the younger of the Princes in the Tower.
1541Kathryn Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife, was stripped of her title as queen
1963The first episode of Dr Who, with William Hartnell in the title role, was broadcast on BBC 1
1990Beloved children's writer Roald Dahl died of a blood disease, aged 74.