King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta
Fact of the Day
Stalin shot his pet parrot for mimicking him.
Quote of the Day
"I have no political ambitions for myself or my children. "
~ Joseph P. Kennedy
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.