The rule of the early Roman emperors, during which some features of republican government appeared to remain.
Fact of the Day
The metamphetamine Pervitin was handed out in large quantities to German troops during World War II to enhance performance and keep soldiers awake.
Quote of the Day
"I have beaten the Russian and Austrian army commanded by two emperors. I am a little tired. "
~ Napoleon after Austerlitz
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.