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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This Day in History...

February 9, 1649 - The funeral of the executed King Charles I was held at Windsor.

February 9, 1855 - The 'Devil's Footprints' appeared in snowbound south Devon - 100 miles of cloven hoofprints in a single line.

February 9, 1942 - Soap rationing began in Britain during WWII.

February 9, 1964 - 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show to watch the Beatles for the first time in America.

1 comment:

  1. Hum...never heard of the "devils footprints" thing, weird and kind of creepy.