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, August 3, 2010

This Day in History...

August 3, 1460 - James II, King of Scotland, died after being injured by an exploding cannon at Roxburgh Castle.

August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail from Spain.

August 3, 1553 - Mary I enters London to be greeted as the new Queen. She rode with her half-sister Elizabeth.

August 3, 1934 - Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany. He combined the offices of President and Chancellor.

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