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

Friday, August 13, 2010

This Day in History...

Not much for today...

August 13, 1860 - American sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born.

August 13, 1910 - English nurse Florence Nightingale died.

August 13, 2008 - American swimmer Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for more gold medals won by an individual with his win in the men's 200m butterfly.

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