Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy )

Dan Snow

Bio Please try a free trial of the Worlds Best Digital History Channel: HistoryHit.TV | Im also host of the @HistoryHit podcast
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Buffer : Today in 1780 Massachusettes ratified its constitution by a ballot of all freemen over 21. It was the first time in the history of the world that any written system of govt had been submitted to the people for ratification.

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iPhone : It was a milestone in the centuries long battle to restrain capricious, insane, despotic leaders.

The fight goes on....

iPhone : "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any way, nor will we proceed with force against him..... except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land."

iPhone : Happy Magna Carta Day!

Today in 1215 King John reluctantly affixed his seal to a document which placed restrictions on his royal power.

These pictures area of the 1297 reissue of Magna Carta, watered down but still with the famous clause at its heart:

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Buffer : Happy Birthday to the United States Army. Founded today in 1775 as a rebel band, now the most powerful army in human history.

Buffer : Today in 1994 sport's most unexpected riot. New York won the Stanley Cup & the good people of Vancouver went insane.

Buffer : Today in 1982 the Falklands War ended and Royal Marine Peter Robinson tied a Union Flag to his antenna. I returned to the Falklands with him 25 yrs later.

Buffer : Today in 1658 an Anglo-French force fighting under the brilliant French general Turenne won the Battle of the Dunes outside Dunkirk. A crushing victory which saw England get Dunkirk. It was a near impregnable base but that lunatic Charles II sold it to the French.

Buffer : Today in 1645 King Charles I suffered a decisive defeat at the Battle of Naseby. Parliament's New Model Army annihilated his army and made his eventual defeat inevitable.

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Buffer : Today in 1381 rioters stormed The Tower of London. They looted it, executed the Archbishop of Canterbury, and chased the King's wife and sister around the building.

iPhone : They could have asked any historian. A new political party in the UK without a very strong regional powerbase and/or a giant number of newly enfranchised voters is very very very unlikely to flourish.