This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Monday, August 3, 2009

This Day in History...

This seems to be a pretty boring day in history. Here's the most interesting tidbit I could find!

August 3, 1846 - An ominous sign of the troubles to come, the Donner party finds a note warning the emigrants that their expected route through the Wasatch mountains ahead is nearly impassable.

(Y'all know the Donner party? Right? The group of immigrants that got stuck in the mountains by snowfall and had to resort to cannibalism?)

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of a couple of guilds on Gilneas. LOL