In Search Of The Dark Ages
Fact of the Day
The first people to use umbrellas in 18th century Britain were laughed at and called 'mincing Frenchmen'.
Quote of the Day
"They have done for me at last, Hardy. "
~ Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.