Confessio Amantis: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins
Fact of the Day
Lord Kitchener had four spaniels, called Shot, Bang, Miss, and Damn
Quote of the Day
"A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. "
~ Samuel Johnson's dictionary definition for 'oats'
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.