An agreement between enemies to stop fighting for a limited time.
Fact of the Day
The Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, contains around two million words.
Quote of the Day
"Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. "
~ Winston Churchill
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.