1878 image of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British Prime Minister. ... known for his quick wit such as this: A member of Parliament said to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." ..... "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
Today is the birthday of King George III. He was born on June 4, 1738, and reigned during the American War for Independence. He is also known for his conflict with William Pitt and for going insane toward the end of his life after having struggled with periods of insanity for much of his reign.