Cecil Rhodes was so rich he bought a mountain for his garden.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. "
~ Martin Niemöller
On This Day
1429 Joan of Arc began the Siege of La Charité. The siege was abandoned after a month.
1542 An English force of about 3,000 defeated a Scottish force five times the size at the Battle of Solway Moss.
1831 Michael Faraday presented his first series of papers on 'Experimental Research into Electricity' to the Royal Society.
1859 Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. It was a cornerstone for theories on evolution.
1974 The most complete skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis was found in Ethiopia. She was named Lucy after the Beatles' song.
1987 The Conservative government abolished free eye tests