Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
Fact of the Day
A seventeenth-century Frenchman who was trying to invent a steam engine was sent to a madhouse by Cardinal Richelieu.
Quote of the Day
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. "
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.