A hypothetical sea route across the north of the American continent to connect the Atlantic with the Pacific oceans.
Fact of the Day
The average height of the average male in the twelfth century was five-foot-seven.
Quote of the Day
"Blessed are the peacemakers "
~ James I & VI's personal motto
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.