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I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country

E. M. Forster in Betrayal Quotes

 Today in History - 2/27

  • 837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1526 Saxony and Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
  • 1531 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • 1557 1st Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia and US sign trade agreement
  • 1563 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
  • 1594 Henri IV crowned king of France
  • 1665 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English