Day 315 of the Year Twenty & 13
On this day…
In 1215 the 4th Lateran Council defines the doctrine of transubstantiation.
In 1620 the Mayflower Compact is signed.
In 1634 the Irish House of Commons passes a law making the “Vice of Buggery” a crime. Entomologists everywhere are handed over to the Inquisition an forced to confess to the vice of Buggery. Later an embarrassed House realizes that the vice of buggery isn’t what it sounds like, but refuses to apologize to the Bug scientists, instead offering them 50 years off in purgatory.
In 1864 General William T Sherman burns Atlanta.
In 1889 the State of Washington is admitted the Union
In 1918 Germany signs the Armistice Agreement at Versailles providing for a cease fire effectively ending World War I
In 1921 President Warren G. Harding dedicates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
In 1999 Queen Elizabeth giver her royal assent to a bill that reforms the House of Lords into an even more confusing mess, insuring that snide American talk show hosts will draw comparisons to how ridiculous the English system is when compared to the dysfunctional but brilliant American system
Born this day: Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821); George S. Patton (1885); Stanley Tucci (1960; Demi Moore (1962)