So rebellious were moustaches in 1850s Naples that the carabinieri could drag men into barbers and have them forcibly shaved.
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen. "
On This Day
571 BCE Rome's sixth king, Servius Tullius, celebrated a triumph over the Etruscans
1120 Henry I's only legitimate son William died when his ship sank. His death led to a succession crisis and the Anarchy.
1487 Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward VI and Elizabeth Woodville, was crowned as England's first Tudor queen
1915 Einstein first presented his general theory of relativity to the Prussian Academy of Science
1963 The state funeral of JFK
1984 The first Band Aid single was recorded, to support famine relief in Ethiopia.