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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This Day in History...

August 18, 1587 - An expedition led by Sir Walter Raleigh landed at what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

August 18, 1590 - The governor of the Roanoke Colony, John White, returned from a supply trip to England only to find the colony deserted. Nothing was ever found of the colonists.

August 18, 1962 - Ringo Starr joined The Beatles.


  1. Very interesting indeed! I do not know too much about Roanoke but I would assume the Indians visited.

  2. I have always been intrigued as to what happened to these colonists. Interesting tidbit is that Ralegh never set foot in North America.