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Fact of the Day
In the mid-twelfth century more courtiers died from drowning than fighting for their king.
Quote of the Day
"There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen. "
On This Day
1545 The Mary Rose, warship of the Tudor navy, mysteriously sank in the Solent while leading an attack on the French.
1553 Lady Jane Grey's nine-day rule came to an end and her cousin, 'Bloody' Mary I, became queen.
1870 France attacked Prussia, fearing the consequences of German unification, starting the ten-month Franco-Prussian War.
1942 German Admiral Dönitz ordered U-boats to withdraw from Atlantic positions, giving the Allies victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.