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, October 5, 2009

This Day in History...

October 7, 1947 - President Harry Truman makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House. In his speech he asks Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help the people starving in Europe. At the time of this speech, Europe was still recovering from World War II and many were suffering from famine.

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