The Third Crusade (1189-1192) was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin.
Fact of the Day
The Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, contains around two million words.
Quote of the Day
"We learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. "
~ Hegel (German philosopher, 1770-1831)
On This Day
1265 Simon de Montfort and the rebellious barons were defeated by the future King Edward I at the Battle of Evesham.
1870 The British Red Cross was founded, with the aim to provide impartial help to all those suffering in war and, later, in peacetime.
1914 Britain declared war on Germany, after Germany violated the Treaty of London and invaded Belgium.