In Forme of a Dialogie
Divided into three Bookes.
By James RX
Printed by Robert Walde-grave,
Printer to the Kings Majestie. An. 1597.
Cum Privilegio Regio.
In 1590, James VI of Scotland, and from 1603 James I…
Augustus the Strong (1674-1733), Elector of Saxony, would break horseshoes with his bare hands, and reputedly fathered 355 children
Quote of the Day
"The rights of man are made, not for counter-revolutionaries, but only for sans-culottes.
~ Collot d'Herbois, French revolutionary
On This Day
1916The hospital ship Britannic, sister-ship of Titanic, hit a mine and sank, killing 30.
197421 people were killed and 182 injured when bombs exploded in two Birmingham pubs. The IRA was probably responsible, but the real culprits have never been found. The Birmingham Six, originally convicted of the bombings, were released because of dodgy police practices.
1981The proceedings of the House of Commons were televised live for the first time.