Sunday, 1 November 2015

1st November - On This Day In History

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1st of November.
On This Day, 1st of November, 1141, the reign of Empress Matilda came to an end. She was kinda Queen of England, although technically uncrowned, so she was called Lady of the English, or "You-Traitorous-Cow" by her cousin, Stephen of Bois, who was King of England. He spent most of his reign fighting a civil war known as The Anarchy with the Empress Matilda.
Image result for philip ii of franceOn This Day, 1st of November, 1179, Philip II is crowned King of France.
He managed to bring all of France together and made the country prosper again. However, he had a heck of time with his wives. He's basically the Henry VIII of the French.
Image result for an orange with a faceOn This Day, 1st of November, 1688, William-Of-Horrible-Disgusting-Fruit, set sail, for the second time, from Hellevoetsluis. Say that ten times when you're drunk.
William-Soon-To-Be-The-Third-William's goal was simple: capture the Crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from his father-in-law, James-The-Second-His-Son-In-Law-Lands-In-England-Will-Flee-To-France. Yes, he did, the big chicken. Unless he just didn't like Orange's. Can't blame him for that, I suppose. They are the nasty-disgusting-fruit.
William-The-Third-Is-A-Turd (a nickname given to him by James II) won England without a fight. A bloodless coup. A Glorious Revolution. And ex-king James sulked in France for a bit, then tried to reclaim the throne, lost, and went and sulked a bit more.
Image result for executive mansion white houseOn This Day, 1st of November, 1800, John Adams becomes the first President of them there, over here, these here, United States of America, to live in what would one day be called "The White House".

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