'Common era', the non-religious way of saying AD ('anno Domini', or 'the year of our lord').
Fact of the Day
The diet of the average person in 13th century England probably contained between 1,500 and 1,650 calories per day.
Quote of the Day
"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please. "
~ Karl Marx
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.