The belief that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism; or an ancient Greek school of philosophy.
Fact of the Day
Roman women would use lead and crocodile dung, among other things, as make-up.
Quote of the Day
"I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke. "
~ Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
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.