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

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Day in History...

May 6, 1527 - Forces under Charles V sack Rome. Pope Clement VII manages to "escape" to Castel Sant'Angelo. This event caused major issues for Henry VIII.

May 6, 1536 - Henry VIII orders all churches to have a Bible printed in English.

May 6, 1861 - Richmond is named the new capital of the Confederate States of America.

May 6, 1937 - The Hindenburg, a German airship, catches fire and crashes while trying to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. 37 people were killed.

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