england in august

Hetalia birthday scenarios

Month:

January: America
February: Prussia
March: Japan
April: Russia
May: England
June: Italy
July: Spain
August: Germany
September: France
October: China
November: Romano
December: Canada

Day:

1. Gives you flowers
2. Jumps in your bed
3. Pranks you
4. Goes shopping with you
5. Sends you a hot picture of him
6. Cooks for you
7. Stalks you
8. Bought you a gift
9. Serenades you
10. Protects you
11. Asks you out
12. Jumps out of a plane and lands right in front of you
13. Throws you a surprise party
14. Locks you up in his basement
15. Writes you love letters
16. Dreams about you
17. Punches you in the face
18. Breaks into your house
19. Spies on you
20. Asks you to marry him
21. Challenges you to a duel
22. Got you drunk
23. Annoys the hell out of you
24. Wants to invade your vital regions
25. Sneaks into your room at night and watches you sleep
26. Wants to become one with you
27. Challenges you to a dance-off
28. Kidnaps you
29. Thinks about you right now
30. Is hiding under your bed
31. Would do anything for you

Zodiac sign:

Aries: Because he’s secretly in love with you
Taurus: Because he’s gone totally mad
Gemini: Because he wants you to notice him
Cancer: Because he cares about you
Leo: Because he wants to show who’s the boss
Virgo: Because you’re the only thing he can think about
Libra: Because love isn’t a simple thing
Scorpio: Because PASTA!
Sagittarius: Because you deserve it
Capricorn: Because you have no social life
Aquarius: Because you’re sexy
Pisces: Because you’re special to him

7

On Saturday August 24th 1867, Fanny Adams, 8 years old, Minnie Warner, 7 years old, and Elizabeth Adams, Fanny’s sister who was only 5, were walking up a lane towards Flood Meadow in Alton, England. They came across a solicitor’s clerk named Frederick Baker. He was 29 years old and looked to be quite respectable in a business suit and tie. He offered two of the girls some money so he could be alone with Fanny, and they took it and took off. Sadly, all though she tried, Fanny was unable to escape and Baker brutally murdered her in a hops field. Around 5 o'clock, when the two young girls returned home they informed a neighbour who told Fanny’s mother. Panic set in and she ran up towards Flood Meadow. On the way she came across Baker as he was coming down the lane. They questioned him but he told them he hadn’t seen her and again, due to his respectable appearance, Mrs. Adams let him go and continued the search for Fanny. Later that evening they found her body. She had been mutilated almost beyond recognition.

Baker was arrested at his offices on High Street and was led through a very angry mob to the police station. Although he claimed innocence there was immediately quite a bit of evidence against him. He had blood stains on his shirt and trousers and also two small blood-stained knives on his person when they arrested him. One of Baker’s drinking buddies also said that on the night of the murder, Baker said he was going to be leaving town that night, and he could find a job somewhere as a butcher. On August 28th they found his diary and in it they found a short but horrible entry: “24th August, Saturday - killed young girl. It was fine and hot.”

He was sent to trial and although he tried to claim insanity the jury found him guilty after only 15 minutes of deliberation. He was hanged on December 24th 1867. Fanny was buried in Alton Cemetery.

The phrase “sweet Fanny Adams” or “sweet F.A” (also known as sweet fuck all) was derived from this case. In 1869 British sailors had been given a a new type of tinned mutton, the macabre joke of the time was it may be the remains of Fanny Adams. So, Fanny Adams became a slang for mutton, then it became slang for anything worthless. Nowadays the phrase means “nothing at all”.

Pictured above: a picture of what is thought to be Fanny Adams, Alton England where the crime took place, a more detailed map that shows how close Flood Meadow is with High Street, an illustration of Baker, a clipping about his execution, Fanny’s headstone and lastly a picture of the two girls that were lucky to escape visiting Fanny’s grave.