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, August 16, 2010

This Day in History...

Some pretty random stuff today!

August 16, 1513 - Henry VIII and his troops defeated the French in the Battle of the Spurs.

August 16, 1841 - President Buchanan and Queen Victoria exchange the first messages on the newly laid transatlantic telegraph cable.

August 16, 1948 - Famed baseball player Babe Ruth died.

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