A subdivision of a geological period. We are currently in the Holocene. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
In 1576, the Bishop of London threatened to deal with puritans by sending them to 'Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and such like barbarous places'.
Quote of the Day
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. "
On This Day
1940 Winston Churchill orders the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo begins.