A cold and dry desert (unlike, for example, the Sahara, which is hot and dry).
Fact of the Day
Peter, one of William II's chaplains, reputedly got pregnant...
Quote of the Day
"London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. "
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
On This Day
63 BCE Augustus, first emperor of Rome was born.
1459 The first major battle of the War of the Roses happened at Blore Heath in Staffordshire. Outnumbered 2-1 the Yorkists still won.
1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1875 Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time. He escaped and went on to roam the west, killing 21 people.