A ten-year pact signed in August 1939 between Hitler and Stalin, protecting them from direct and indirect attack against each other. It also secretly divided large parts of eastern Europe between them.
Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
Fact of the Day
The first people to use umbrellas in 18th century Britain were laughed at and called 'mincing Frenchmen'.
Quote of the Day
"Were this the skeleton of the oldest man, then the oldest man was a freak "
~ Mayer on the Neanderthal, 1864.
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.