A thought for the day: Lots of people have written that Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the first person to write it in precisely those words was Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.
In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded.
In 1588, the Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set sail from Lisbon.
In 1935, renowned British soldier and author T.E. ...
Those born on this date include:
- Philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1795
- American-born Nancy Astor, the first woman member of the British Parliament, in 1879
- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, in 1881...
Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013 with 226 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
On May 19th, 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after serving his sentence in Reading Gaol.
A thought for the day: Lewis Mumford wrote, Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.