Tag Archives: England

March 26, 2015

On March 26, 2015, the body of Richard III of England was reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England. His missing body had been discovered under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012. In 2016, his ghost started communicating with a … Continue reading

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March 11, 1946

On March 11, 1946, the official newspaper of the USSR, Pravda, denounced English Prime Minister Winston Churchill as being anti-Soviet and a warmonger. Churchill replied, “Duh, it’s as though you hadn’t heard any of my speeches or read about any … Continue reading

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January 24, 1965

On January 24, 1965, former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 after living a life of eating too much, drinking too much, smoking too much and poking others, both friend and enemy, with his … Continue reading

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January 11, 1770

On January 11, 1770, the first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London, England. The English had obviously decided that the Americans weren’t suffering enough being a colony and needed to be forced to eat a … Continue reading

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November 26, 1977

On November 26, 1977, Britain’s Southern Television was hijacked for 6 minutes starting at 5:12 PM. An entity claiming to be Vrillon of the Ashtar Galactic Command gave a voice message to the people of Earth warning them of a … Continue reading

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October 28, 1612

On October 28, 1612, King James I of England appointed Robert Dowland as Court Luitist. It was said that his rendition of Greensleeves was a real shift raiser. James’s wife, Anne of Denmark was none too pleased.

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October 8, 1964

On October 8, 1964, Ringo Starr passed his English driving test at the age of 24. He said it became extremely easy once he realized you needed to be completely sober and drug free before you take the test.

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October 1, 1939

On October 1, 1939, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made the comment that Russia was a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. Russians where thankful and polite about Churchill’s flattery, but they wanted to know why people considered … Continue reading

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September 22, 1598

On September 22, 1598, English playwright and director Ben Jonson was arrested and indicted for manslaughter for killing one of his actors, Gabriel Spencer, in a duel. Apparently even in 1598, actors and writers couldn’t get along very well. Gabriel … Continue reading

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September 13, 122

On September 13, 122 CE, the Roman Army began building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. The wall was to stop the Scottish barbarians from coming south and raiding the newly settled Roman farms and cities. Did it work? No. It … Continue reading

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