When news of the fall of Jerusalem in 1187 reached Pope Urban III, he is said to have died immediately of shock and grief.
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Quote of the Day
"One has not great hopes for Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound. "
~ Jane Austen (Emma)
On This Day
1598 Playwright Ben Jonson was put on trial for manslaughter after killing fellow actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel.
1692 The last people accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem were hanged.
1735 Robert Walpole became the first British Prime Minister to occupy 10 Downing Street.