Titanic Survivor: The Memoirs Of Violet Jessop, Stewardess
Fact of the Day
The punishment for serving bad beer in ancient Babylon was drowning.
Quote of the Day
"One has not great hopes for Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound. "
~ Jane Austen (Emma)
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.