A time when it was very cold and glaciers extended down from the North Pole. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
When the computer mouse was first mentioned in a publication in 1965, it was called an 'x-y position indicator'.
Quote of the Day
"Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it. "
~ Oscar Wilde
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.