In the 16th century, more people were killed by sheep than by dogs.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"It is better for aged diplomats to be bored than for young men to die. "
~ Warren Robinson Austin, US ambassador to the UN
On This Day
1756 Probably the last person executed for witchcraft in the Holy Roman Empire (Germany), the fifteen-year-old Veronika Zeritschin, was beheaded and then burnt at the stake.
1801 The British navy captured the entire Danish fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen after Vice Admiral Lord Nelson 'turned a blind eye' to the signal to withdraw.
1982 Argentina started the Falklands War with the launch of Operation Rosario, amphibious landings on the Falkland Islands.