The lacking of bias or prejudice.
Fact of the Day
During the gin craze in the eighteenth century, the ratio of gin shops to houses in London was as high as one to five.
Quote of the Day
"Somme. The whole history of the world cannot contain a more ghastly word. "
~ Friedrich Steinbrecher (German Officer)
On This Day
1483 The proposed date of the coronation of the 12-year-old son of Edward IV, Edward V. The coronation never happened because his uncle, Richard, declared him illegitimate and became king himself.
1611 Navigator Henry Hudson was cast adrift after a mutiny in Hudson Bay. It was the last time he was seen alive.
1861 A huge blaze started on Tooley Street's Cotton Wharf, which was later compared to the Great Fire of London, caused £2 million worth of damage, and killed James Braidwood, superintendent of the London Fire Engine Establishment.
1941 The Nazis launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union, with the largest invasion force in the history of warfare.