Friday, 12 February 2016

On This Day In History 12th February

On This Day, 12th February 1554, Lady Jane Grey had a serious case of OFF-WITH-YOUR-HEAD. It's an ancient ritual that almost always results in death.
The previous year, she had been Queen for nine days, hence why she is known as the 9-Days-Queen, which certain people took issue with. She was tried and found guilty of treason. Treason, I tell you. Off with her head.

In The News On This Day In History
On This Day in 1999, Bill Clinton, The President of the United-States-Of-Americans-You-Shouldn't-Don't-Doink-Your-Intern was aquitted by the US Senate in his impeachment trial. He celebrated by ordering a pizza and putting an advert in the classifieds for a discreet intern.

Famous Births
On This Day in 41 (yes, that's a real year) Britannicus, the son of the Roman Emperor, Claudius, was born.
On This Day in 1809, we celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln, best known for hunting vampires, having his face carved into a rather large rock, and for being the 16th President of the United-States-Of-Americans-Who-Shouldn't-Go-To-The-Theatre.

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