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

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This Day in History...

August 15, 1945 - The Japanese emperor speaks for the first time on radio, telling the Japanese people that the nation has indeed surrendered, offically ending WWII. Although the Japanese had already told the Allies that they agreed to the surrender terms in the Potsdam Conference, the Japanese people refused to believe that they had surrendered until they heard it from the Emperor himself.

August 15, 1969 - Woodstock opens in Bethel, New York.

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