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, June 15, 2010

This Day in History...

June 15, 1215 - King John signs the Magna Carta.

June 15, 1330 - Edward, the Black Prince, son of Edward III and father of Richard II, is born at Woodstock Palace.

June 15, 1519 - Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son by his mistress Bessie Blount, is born.

June 15, 1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.

June 15, 1934 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is created.

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