Tag Archives: England

June 4, 1850

On June 4, 1850, self-deodorizing fertilizer was patented in England. So it no longer smelled like poo. It smelled like fancy poo. Americans and Australians immediately rejected the idea of fancy smelling poo. It was just too… Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May 30, 1842

On May 30, 1842, England’s little portly Queen Victoria proved to be quite the badass. On May 29, while she and her husband, Prince Albert were travelling by carriage down Constitution Hill, a man jumped up and pointed a pistol… Continue reading

Posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

April 29, 1715

On April 29, 1715, English astronomer, John Flamsteed, observed Uranus for the sixth time. Heheh. The twelve year-old in me never tires of that. Uranus. Heheheheheh.

Posted in 18th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

April 20, 1653

On April 20, 1653, in England, Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell got really ticked off at the Long Parliament and expelled them. History reported that it was because the members of Parliament kept trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill, which would … Continue reading

Posted in 17th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

April 8, 1513

On April 8, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed at what is now called St. Augustine, Florida and claimed all of Florida for Spain. How’d he do this you ask? He stood on the land, planted a flag … Continue reading

Posted in 16th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 21st Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 18th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment