The science of dating wood based on tree rings. See 'Some Notes on Archaeology'.
Fact of the Day
Novelist Agatha Christie was a keen surfer.
Quote of the Day
"Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. "
~ George S. Patton, US general
On This Day
958 Oda, a Dane whose father came over with Ubba and Ivar the Boneless, and who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, died. After his death his came to be regarded as St Oda the Good, with a feast day on 4 July.
1868 The first meeting of the Trade Union Congress was held at the Mechanics' Institute in Manchester.
1886 Grover Cleveland became the only US president to get married (to Frances Folsom) while in the White House.
1953 Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey.