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
The world’s oldest tree is a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named 'Old Tjikko'.
Quote of the Day
"It shall make a delightful summer capital when we invade Britain. "
~ Joseph Goebbels on Edinburgh
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.