One of the English ships sent on the disastrous attack on Cadiz in 1625 had sails that had been used during the Armada, almost 40 years earlier.
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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. "
~ Anne Frank
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.