On This Day In History………

871 AD

The Breton Forces of King Aethelred are defeated by a Norse Army today at The Battle of Basing (Hampshire, England).

1506

The first troop of Swiss Guards arrive for duty at The Vatican, in Rome. They have continued to serve there for over 500 years!

1917

Still maintaining a neutral stance with regards to the War in Europe, US President Woodrow Wilson calls for World Peace in a State Address to The US People – today.