The warm periods between ice ages. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
At some point before May 1380, Chaucer, the famous medieval poet, was accused of raping Cecilia Chaumpaigne. She later withdrew the accusation.
Quote of the Day
"If you do not wish to dwell with evil-doers, do not live in London. "
~ Richard of Devizes (12th century)
On This Day
63 BCE Augustus, first emperor of Rome was born.
1459 The first major battle of the War of the Roses happened at Blore Heath in Staffordshire. Outnumbered 2-1 the Yorkists still won.
1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1875 Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time. He escaped and went on to roam the west, killing 21 people.