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
1968 CBS News reports the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy.
1989 A man famously obstructs a column of Chinese People's Army tanks on Tiananmen Square in Peking.