Here’s an article about Scotland’s role in the American Revolution.
There needs to be more Switzerland in my life.
On 3 September 1967 Sweden officially switched from driving on the left- to the right-hand side of the road.
This day is usually referred to as Högertrafikomläggningen (“The right-hand traffic diversion”), or H Day. Prior to this day Swedes drove on the left-hand side of the road, just like modern day England, but all of their immediate neighbors drove on the right-hand side. This caused numerous traffic accidents each year, particularly along the Norwegian-Swedish border.
On this day all non-essential traffic was banned from 1-6:00 AM, with all vehicles brought to a stop at 4:50 and carefully switched from the left to right sides of the road. In major cities such as Stockholm and Malmo the ban lasted longer to allow work crews to adjust major intersections.
history meme ∙ (4/6) women ∙ murasaki shikibu
(c. 978 – c. 1014 or 1025) was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a nickname; her real name is unknown, but she may have been Fujiwara Takako, who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting.(+more)
For two years, public revelations of wrongdoing inside the White House had convulsed the nation. The Watergate affair was a national trauma—a constitutional crisis that tested and affirmed the rule of law. On the evening of August 8, 1974, President Nixon announced his intention to resign.
Nixon’s Resignation Letter and Gerald Ford’s subsequent Presidential Pardon are on display in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Building from August 8 through August 11, 2014.
May 18, 1969 — Inside mission control at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, during the first day of the Apollo 10 mission. (NASA)
In 1796, Napoleon, then a young officer of 27 years of age, was given command of the French army in Italy. In the Italian campaign, he demonstrated his genius for propaganda and psychological warfare, as the following selections from his proclamation to his troops makes clear.