Lake Harrison was a meltwater lake which existed during the Anglian ice age. It covered large parts of the Midlands. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
The US manufactured so many Purple Hearts for the planned invasion of Japan that there is still a reserve of over 100,000 today.
Quote of the Day
"Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That's why they're called revolutions. "
~ Terry Pratchett
On This Day
1914 The Panama Canal opened to commercial traffic.
1941 Josef Jakobs, a Luxembourg-born German spy, became the last person to be executed at the Tower of London, by firing squad.
1945 The Japanese announced their intention to surrender unconditionally in the Second World War. It came into effect on 2 September 1945.
1947 India gained independence from the British Empire.
1969 The first Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.