Thursday, 1 September 2016

History Fun Facts - September 1st

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1st of September
On the 1st of September, 1532, Lady Anne Boleyn gets well and truly wooed by King Henry-Of-The-Many-Number (VIII) of England.
He made her the Marquess of Pembroke. T'was a gesture that didn't quite get her to agree to bump uglies with him.
She is a true lady, and quite the manipulative one at that, and told the infatuated king that he may not wave his royal sceptre in her direction unless they are married and she is pronounced Queen.
It really was a loving relationship that would last forever. Not.
On the 1st of September, 1715, King Louis XIV of France finally kicked the bucket after a staggering 72 years on the throne.
It was the longest reign of any major European monarch, although not as long as the rain that has lasted over northern Scotland for the last thousand years.
On This Day in History, 1st September, 1979, Pioneer 11 flew/sailed/trundled/sped past Saturn, becoming the first man-made object to visit the planet. Well, less of a visit and more of a can't-stop-no-brakes-see-you-later.
The aliens thought this rude, and are currently planning an invasion because of this snub to their hospitality.

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