Jan 09

William Pitt, the Younger
William Pitt, the Younger.
Today is tax day.
Billy fills up the war chest
And Tony fails hard.

British prime minister, William Pitt the Younger, introduces an income tax to fund the Napoleonic wars on this day in 1799.

British prime minister, Sir Anthony Eden, resigns after the Suez crisis on this day in 1957

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