Influenza first appeared in England in the 1480s.
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Quote of the Day
"We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. "
~ Hegel (German philosopher, 1770-1831)
On This Day
1429 Joan of Arc began the Siege of La Charité. The siege was abandoned after a month.
1542 An English force of about 3,000 defeated a Scottish force five times the size at the Battle of Solway Moss.
1831 Michael Faraday presented his first series of papers on 'Experimental Research into Electricity' to the Royal Society.
1859 Darwin published 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'. It was a cornerstone for theories on evolution.
1974 The most complete skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis was found in Ethiopia. She was named Lucy after the Beatles' song.
1987 The Conservative government abolished free eye tests