Oliver Cromwell’s cavalry was called this.

  • Bloody Ollie’s Horse
  • Cromwell’s Own
  • The Hardhats
  • The Ironsides

Today in History: Born on February 16

1620

Frederick William, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia.

1838

Henry Adams, U.S. historian, son and grandson of the presidents.

1845

Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.

1852

Charles Taze Russell, founder of the International Bible Students Association which later became the Jehovah's Witnesses.

1886

Van Wyck Brooks, biographer, critic and literary historian.

1903

Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist and radio comedian.

1904

George Kennan, U.S. diplomat and historian.

1944

Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (The Sportswriter, Independence Day).