David I of Scotland gave tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke. "
~ Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
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.