A split within a group caused by strongly held beliefs or opinions.
Fact of the Day
The artillery used by the British in the run-up to the Somme offensive in 1916 was so loud it could be heard in England.
Quote of the Day
"In this country, it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others. "
~ Voltaire on Admiral Byng's execution
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.