The time in the past that happened before history began to be recorded.
Fact of the Day
Alcohol is from the Arabic word 'al-kuhl', which means 'the essence of things'.
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
1829 The Roman Catholic Relief Act received royal assent. It allowed British Catholics to vote, hold public office, and sit in parliament.
1912 The Royal Flying Corps was founded.
1919 British troops slaughter hundreds of unarmed Indian civilians in Amritsar at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
1970 Late in the evening, an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks after a routine procedure caused crisis and a mission abort for Apollo 13.