Sunday, 10 January 2016

On This Day - 10th January THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 10th of JANUARY
On This Day, the 10th of January 49BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon (with a Zombie army), plunging Rome into civil war (over a serious shortage of moisturiser).
Back in the day, it was illegal for Roman Generals to cross the Rubicon and enter Italy with a standing army. Or even a sitting one. Or a kneeling one. And, it seems, even a Zombie one.
After Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon and entered Italy with his army, the phrase 'Crossing the Rubicon' came to mean 'Point of no return
Also in the News:
On This Day, 10th January, 1645 William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury had a serious case of Off-With-His-Head, after stealing candy from a baby.
Apart from the serious charge of stealing candy from a baby, William Laud was also found guilty of lesser charges such as treason. It took fifteen years, after the Restoration of the Monarchy in England, before another Archbishop of Canterbury was appointed.
On This Day, 10th of January 1929, The Adventures of Tintin, a magazine about a young Belgium reporter and his dog, was published for the first time in Belgium.
But, did you know, in Japan, Tintin has to be called Tantan, as Tintin in Japanese is pronounced "Chin Chin" and means penis.

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