Magna Carta, or the Great Charter, has gone into myth as the foundation of modern human and civil rights, and of our current systems of government and law. The ‘Article of the Barons’ as it was first known was a result of the (mainly) northern…
In 1875 the king of Fiji brought back measles from a state visit to Australia and wiped out 25% of his own people.
Quote of the Day
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
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.