Living in the Dakota building, John Lennon and Yoko Ono apparently employed a man 'whose sole job was to polish the apartment's brass doorknobs' .
Fact of the Day
Quote of the Day
"Who has appointed the Germans the judges of nations? "
~ John of Salisbury
On This Day
1889 American writer Nellie Bly set off on her round the world journey. She aimed to do it within 80 days. It took her 72.
1914 The Ottoman Empire declared a jihad on Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro.
1922 The BBC broadcast its first radio programme: a news bulletin and weather forecast
1940 German bombers dropped 500 tonnes of high explosives and 36,000 incendiary bombs on Coventry. It had been 'coventried'.
1969 The second manned mission to the moon, Apollo 12, launched from Cape Canaveral.