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…
When the computer mouse was first mentioned in a publication in 1965, it was called an 'x-y position indicator'.
Quote of the Day
"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."
~ Friedrich Engels
On This Day
1792The Tuileries royal palace that was home to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and defended by the Swiss Guard, was attacked by Parisians and the National Guard. Louis ordered the Swiss to cease fire, which led to the massacre of some 600 of their number. France was declared a republic and Louis was executed five months later.
1793The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris.
1842The Mines and Collieries Act was passed, prohibiting women and children under the age of 10 from working underground.
1945A day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced its intention to surrender, although it refused to contemplate a reduction in the power of the emperor.