Written quickly and drawn terribly by Chris St Jacques.

 

On this date in 1701 after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd was hanged in London.

On this date in 1701 after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd was hanged in London.

On this date in 325 C.E.the First Council of Nicea – the first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church was held. Bishops gathered to discuss the Arian question regarding the relationship between God the Father and Jesus, the date of celebration of the Paschal/Easter observation and how high and pointed their head wear should be.

On this date in 325 C.E.the First Council of Nicea – the first Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church was held. Bishops gathered to discuss the Arian question regarding the relationship between God the Father and Jesus, the date of celebration of the Paschal/Easter observation and how high and pointed their head wear should be.

On this date in 1568, Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.

On this date in 1568, Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.

On this date in 1631 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop took the oath of office and became the first Governor of Massachusetts.

On this date in 1631 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop took the oath of office and became the first Governor of Massachusetts.

On this date in 1940, Hitler’s German soldiers took and occupied Brussels, Belgium.

On this date in 1940, Hitler’s German soldiers took and occupied Brussels, Belgium.

On this date in 1836, Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia. [Ed. note: Yuck! and Guh!]

On this date in 1836, Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin Virginia. [Ed. note: Yuck! and Guh!]

On this date in 1939, the first commercial FM radio station in the United States was launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.

On this date in 1939, the first commercial FM radio station in the United States was launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut. The station later becomes WDRC-FM.

On this date in 1932, ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh was found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home.

On this date in 1932, ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh was found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs’ home.

On this date in 1949 Siam officially changed its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.

On this date in 1949 Siam officially changed its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945.

On this date in 1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States. This was the first Opposite Day.

On this date in 1872 Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States. This was the first Opposite Day.