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 30, 2010

This Day in History...

August 30, 1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow. It was hoped that wars would eventually end by banning the weapon.

August 30, 1682 - The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, sailed from England.

August 30, 1831 – Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, mother to Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's husband), died. She had only been married to Albert's father for five years before the marriage was dissolved.

August 30, 1862 - Confederates beat the Union at the Second Battle of Bull Run.

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