On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American, refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. One of the outstanding developments that precipitated the US civil rights movement.
In this photo Rosa Parks with Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama, at the time of the 1955 bus boycott. Photo by unknown photographer.
February 1542 marks the anniversary of the execution of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII.
“Brothers, by the journey upon which I am bound I have not wronged the King, but it is true that long before the King took me I loved Culpeper, and I wish to God I had done as he wished me, for at the time the King wanted to take me he urged me to say that I was pledged to him. If I had done as he advised me I should not die this death, nor would he. I would rather have him for a husband than be mistress of the world, but sin blinded me and greed of grandeur, and since mine is the fault mine also is the suffering, and my great sorrow is that Culpeper should have to die through me.”