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, April 26, 2010

This Day in History...

April 26, 1607 - Captain John Smith landed at Cape Henry,Virginia with the first group of colonists who established a permanent settlement in the New World.

April 26, 1865 - John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed while hiding in a barn twelve days after assassinating President Lincoln.

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