This was a cold stage, with several warm periods within it, that lasted from 380,000 to 130,000 years ago. See 'A Brief History of Climate Change'.
Fact of the Day
The Romans made a form of pancake, with milk, eggs, flour and oil. Instead of lemon and sugar, they used honey and pepper.
Quote of the Day
"He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. "
~ Thomas Paine
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.