Andrea Yates believed that only by drowning her children could she save them. The film Frailty carries the point to its logically perverse end: if you believe God speaks to you, how can you disobey him?
Bernardo O'Higgins (1778) It was on this date, August 20, 1778, that the Irish-Chilean soldier and statesman Bernardo O'Higgins was born Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme in Chillán, Chile. His father was an Irish engineer who refused to marry his mother, the daughter of an aristocratic Chilean family. His absent father at least saw that O'Higgins was […]