The Anglian ice age ran from about 480,000 to 423,000 years ago. It was the most severe ice age Britain has experienced in the last 2 million years. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Anglian Ice Age
Fact of the Day
In some London streets in the seventeenth century, one house in every three was a tavern.
Quote of the Day
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. "
~ Abraham Lincoln
On This Day
41 Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus aka Caligula (Little Boots) was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard he bullied.
76 The future Roman Emperor Hadrian was born in Spain. He was considered one of the 'Five Good Emperors'.
1848 James Marshall discovered gold along the banks of Sutter's Creek, sparking the California Gold Rush.
1943 In Casablanca President Roosevelt and Prime Miniter Winston Churchill concluded that only unconditional surrender by the Nazis would end the war.
1965 Winston Churchill died after suffering a severe stroke nine days earlier. He was 90 years old.
1972 Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered hiding in the jungles of Guam, unaware that World War II had ended.