An ancient region covering much of western Europe, including France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and parts of Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and northern Italy.
Fact of the Day
According to Suetonius, emperor Caligula banned anyone mentioning goats in his presence, because he looked like one.
Quote of the Day
"The rights of man are made, not for counter-revolutionaries, but only for sans-culottes. "
~ Collot d'Herbois, French revolutionary
On This Day
1915 The German army used chlorine gas in a large-scale attack for the first time during the Second Battle of Ypres. The weapon was developed by the forerunner of IG Farben.
1945 In his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler admitted Germany could lose the Second World War and said suicide was his only option.