A large beer or wine cask, also formerly used to describe the capacity of ships.
Fact of the Day
In some Anglo-Saxon calendars, 7 November is known as 'Winter's Day' - the first day of winter.
Quote of the Day
"He who trusts no one is distrusted by all the world. "
~ William Marshal's biographer
On This Day
1913 Suffragette Emily Davison stepped in front of king's horse at Epsom, but didn't expect to be killed - she'd bought a ticket home.
1940 The final day of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). 338,226 British, French and Belgian soldiers were rescued in total.