The point where the Earth is closest to the Sun. It currently happens around 3rd January.
Fact of the Day
According to FIFA, football was played in Han-dynasty China (206 BCE - 220 CE): players kicked a leather ball filled with feathers into a net supported by bamboo rods.
Quote of the Day
"He so beautified the city [Rome] that he justly boasted that he found it brick and left it marble. "
~ Suetonius on Augustus
On This Day
1660 Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne after 11 years in exile.