1215: The Year of Magna Carta
Fact of the Day
The term 'freelance' derives from Walter Scott's description of Medieval mercenaries in his book 'Ivanhoe'.
Quote of the Day
"The Englishman can tolerate a significantly greater dose of anarchy [than the Prussian]. "
~ Highly-decorated WWI and WWII veteran Ernst Jünger
On This Day
939 Æthelstan, first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.
1666 French watchmaker, Robert Hubert, was executed for starting the Great Fire of London, even though he wasn't in England at the time.