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agatha-christie-the-mousetrapToday is 330th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining until the end of the year…

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

On this day, in 885, Viking forces sailed the Seine River with a fleet of 300 longships and laid siege to Paris. (More about the siege below…)

Also on this day in 1952, Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. The play became the longest continuously-running play in history.

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