During the gin craze in the eighteenth century, the ratio of gin shops to houses in London was as high as one to five.
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"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. "
~ John F. Kennedy
On This Day
1420 Charles VI cedes France to Henry V of England in the Treaty of Troyes after Henry's victory at Agincourt 5 years earlier.
1471 Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London, although the Yorkists claimed he died from displeasure and melancholy.
1991 Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber. His mother, prime minister Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, had been assassinated in 1984.