A confusingly-named war between Britain and the United States, fought between June 1812 and February 1815.
War of 1812
Fact of the Day
17th century butchers could be fined for killing bulls without baiting them first. Baiting was thought to improve the quality of the meat.
Quote of the Day
"Blessed are the peacemakers "
~ James I & VI's personal motto
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