The Purfleet Interglacial was an interstadial around 320,000 years ago, during the Wolstonian Stage. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
Before the Normans came along, there was no English word for 'castle'.
Quote of the Day
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. "
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.