David I of Scotland gave tax rebates to subjects with good table manners.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job. "
~ Margaret Thatcher
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.