March 24

This Day in History

1937

Author Announces 50,000-Word Book Without "E"

For most people, writing even a sentence without using the letter "E" might prove something of a chore. But spare a thought for the American author Ernest Vincent Wright, who, in 1937, announced the … (more...)

1603

Queen Elizabeth dies

After 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1559 upon the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary. … (more...)