The Battle of Waterloo Experience
Fact of the Day
Up to 11 men may have sought election to the 1614 parliament to avoid paying their debts.
Quote of the Day
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its students. "
~ Hector Berlioz, composer
On This Day
1016 Cnut defeated Edmund Ironside at the Battle of Assandun, forcing Edmund to make a peace with the invading Danes: he got to keep Wessex, but the rest of England came under Danish rule. A month later, he had died of 'natural causes' so Wessex, too, went to Cnut.
1216 King John died of dysentery. He was succeeded by his nine year old son, Henry III.
1867 The US officially took possession of Alaska. It wasn't a popular decision at the time.
1922 The BBC was founded.