Monday, 15 February 2016

On This Day In History 15th February

On This Day in 1214, King John of England, the evil one in the Robin Hood stories, and the king who signed the Magna Carta landed in La Rochelle, France, at the head of an invasion force.
On This Day in 1710, King Louis XV of France, the useless one, was born. He became king at aged five, and when he reached maturity and took control of France, he gave territories away to other countries, lost wars, and was generally unpopular.
On This Day in 1879, Rutherford B. Hayes, the President of the United States of America, signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue a case before the Supreme Court.
On This Day in 1952, King George VI, father of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was laid to rest in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
On This Day in 1954, Matt Groening was born. He is the writer, producer and voice actor behind cartoons such as The Simpsons and Futurama.

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