HistoryPod

By Scott Allsop

On Going since Feb 2015 • Updated daily

A daily history podcast. Concise and accurate accounts of historical events that took place "OnThisDay."

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On the 18th March 1314 Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was executed on the orders of King Philip .... . .

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A referendum in South Africa resulted in white South Africans voting to end .... . .

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On the 16th March 1968, US soldiers from Company C of the Americal Division’s 11th Infantry Brigade committed the My Lai .... . .

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Rolls-Royce Limited was established by Charles Rolls and Henry .... . .

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On the 14th March 1950, the FBI launched its list of Ten Most Wanted .... . .

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The right-wing Kapp Putsch attempted to overthrow the Weimar .... . .

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On the 12th March 1930, Mohandas Gandhi began the Salt March – a 240 mile (390 km) journey to the coastal village of .... . .

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The Daily Courant, the first daily English-language newspaper, was published in .... . .

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On the 10th March 1876, Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call when he contacted his assistant, Thomas .... . .

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Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll made its debut at New York Toy .... . .

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On the 8th March 1950, the Volkswagen Type 2 – more commonly known as the ‘transporter’, the ‘bus’ or the ‘camper’ – went into production at the company’s Wolfsburg .... . .

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The German ocean liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse became the first vessel to transmit a ship-to-shore wireless .... . .

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On the 6th March 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev presented his periodic table to the Russian Chemical .... . .

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The Persian poet and philosopher Nasir Khusraw began a seven-year journey through the Islamic world that he recorded in the .... . .

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On the 4th March 1789, the United States constitution went into effect when the first US Congress .... . .

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On the 3rd March 1918 the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed between Russia and the Central .... . .

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On the 2nd March 1965 the United States military, alongside the Republic of Vietnam Air Force, began Operation Rolling Thunder as part of the Vietnam .... . .

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On the 1st March 1692, the Salem witch trials began when Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, .... . .

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On the 28th February 1525 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor, was executed on the orders of the Spanish conquistador Hernán .... . .

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On the 27th February 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin was set on fire in an arson .... . .

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On the 26th February 1815, Napoléon Bonaparte escaped exile on the Mediterranean island of Elba and sailed to the French .... . .

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Shortly after midnight on the 25th February 1956, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev delivered his ‘secret speech’, officially called "On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences", in a four hour "closed session" at the end of the 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet .... . .

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On the 24th February 1848, amidst the revolutions that were beginning to sweep across the continent, King Louis Philippe of France abdicated the .... . .

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On the 23rd February 1455, tradition dictates that Johannes Gutenberg published his printed Bible – the first book to be produced with moveable type in the .... . .

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On the 22nd February 1943, the first three members of the White Rose resistance group were put on trial and executed by guillotine in .... . .

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On the 21st February 1848, The Communist Manifesto was anonymously published in London although the text by Karl Marx, supported by Friedrich Engels, was in .... . .

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On the 20th February 1959, Jimi Hendrix played his first ever live concert – and got fired from the band after the first .... . .

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On the 19th February 1985, the BBC’s flagship soap opera EastEnders was broadcast for the first .... . .

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On the 18th February 1930, Nellie Jay – better known as Elm Farm Ollie - became the first cow to fly in an .... . .

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H. L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship when it attacked the Union Navy warship USS .... . .

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On the 16th February 1923, Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of the Pharaoh .... . .

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The first professional archaeological excavation began in the Qumran Caves, the location of the Dead Sea .... . .

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On the 14th February 1929, seven men with connections to Chicago’s North Side Gang were gunned down in the Saint Valentine’s Day .... . .

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Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, was executed in the Tower of .... . .

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On the 12th February 1429, the curiously-named Battle of the Herrings was fought between French and English forces near the village of Rouvray in .... . .

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Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that redrew electoral boundaries in the first example of .... . .

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On the 10th February 1906 the British King, Edward VII, launched HMS Dreadnought – a revolutionary new type of battleship that made all other ships .... . .

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Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan, the Director of Physical Education at the YMCA in Holyoke, .... . .

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On the 8th February 1587 Mary Stuart, more commonly known as Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed in the great hall of Fotheringhay Castle in .... . .

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Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola led the burning of thousands of objects in the Bonfire of the .... . .

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On the 6th February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed at Munich-Riem Airport while carrying the Manchester United football team, supporters and .... . .

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An American Mark 15 thermonuclear bomb was lost off Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia following an in-air .... . .

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Attended by the “Big Three” Allied leaders, the conference saw United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war .... . .

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Operation Looking Glass began flying an Airborne Command Post above the United States 24 hours a .... . .

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On the 2nd February 1852, the world’s first modern public toilets opened in .... . .

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The Greensboro sit-ins began when four black students sat at the ‘whites only’ lunch counter in the Woolworth department .... . .

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On the 31st January 1990, fast food chain McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the Soviet Union on Moscow’s Pushkin .... . .

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Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von .... . .

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On the 29th January 1856, Queen Victoria introduced the Victoria Cross to reward "most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the .... . .

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Charles VI of France danced in the Bal des Ardents in which four people died after their costumes caught .... . .

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On the 27th January 1945, Soviet soldiers from the 322nd Rifle Division liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp near the Polish city of .... . .

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Pope Pius IV issued a Papal bull confirming the decrees of the Council of Trent that defined Catholic doctrine in the face of the Protestant .... . .

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At 3.51pm on the afternoon of the 25th January 1890, American journalist Nellie Bly arrived in New Jersey after completing a 72 day, 24,899-mile journey around the .... . .

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The first instalment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys triggered the Boy Scout .... . .

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On the 23rd January 1556, the deadliest earthquake ever recorded hit the Chinese province of Shaanxi (pronounced Shensi) and surrounding .... . .

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The Portuguese royal family and more than 10,000 courtiers relocated to Brazil to escape the advancing Napoleonic .... . .

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On the 21st January 1793, former French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine at the Place de la Revolution in .... . .

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Robert McClure departed England with HMS Investigator to lead the first expedition to transit the Northwest .... . .

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On the 19th January 1915, two German Zeppelin airships known as L3 and L4 dropped bombs on the Norfolk towns of Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn in Britain’s first experience of an air .... . .

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The Paris Peace Conference convened to establish the terms of the peace after the First World .... . .

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On the 17th January 1991, the combat phase of the Gulf War began as Operation Desert Storm was launched to destroy Iraq’s military and civilian infrastructure through an enormous aerial bombing .... . .

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Antipope John XXIII made the Medici Bank the official bank of the .... . .

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On the 15th January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were killed by members of the .... . .

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Elvis Presley became the first solo entertainer to broadcast a live performance via satellite with Aloha From .... . .

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On the 13th January 1935, the Territory of the Saar Basin voted to reunite with .... . .

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Dr James Hiram Bedford became the first human to be cryonically .... . .

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On the 11th January 1923, French and Belgian troops marched into Germany and occupied the industrial Ruhr .... . .

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Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with the 13th Legion during his march on Rome that led to the Roman Civil .... . .

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On the 9th January 1799, modern income tax was introduced for the first time. William Pitt the Younger, the British Prime Minister, announced the tax the previous December as a way to pay for the wars against .... . .

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American President George Washington delivered the very first State of the Union address to .... . .

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On the 7th January 1979 Pol Pot, the Cambodian revolutionary and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, was overthrown when Vietnamese forces captured the capital city Phnom .... . .

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Fans of the rock band Led Zeppelin rampaged through the Boston Garden arena, causing thousands of dollars of .... . .

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On the 5th January 1968, the Prague Spring began when Alexander Dubček became the new First Secretary of the Communist Party of .... . .

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American inventor Samuel Colt received the first government order for his revolver firearms from Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas .... . .

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On the 3rd January 1961, the United States of America severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba and closed the American embassy in .... . .

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In response to Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, Jimmy Carter brought the period of détente to an .... . .

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On the 1st January 1942, the Declaration by the United Nations was agreed and signed by the representatives of four major Allied nations during the Second World .... . .

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Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for the derelict St. James’s Gate Brewery in .... . .

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On the 30th December 1922, the USSR – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – was .... . .

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More than 150 Native Americans from the Lakota tribe were killed by U.S. soldiers in the Wounded Knee .... . .

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On the 28th December 1972, Kim Il-sung became the first President of North .... . .

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The Soviet dekulakisation campaign began when Joseph Stalin announced the ‘liquidation of the kulaks as a .... . .

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On the 26th December 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union met for the last time to formally dissolve itself and the Soviet .... . .

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The Christmas Truce saw soldiers on the First World War’s Western Front take part in a series of unofficial .... . .

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On the 24th December 1955, the Colorado Springs' Continental Air Defense Command first began giving children the current location of Santa as he made his way across the world delivering .... . .

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Benjamin Franklin, the American polymath, accidentally electrocuted himself while attempting to kill a .... . .

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On the 22nd December 1989, Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu was .... . .

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The first of the Mayflower Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they established the Plymouth .... . .

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On the 20th December 1917, the Russian Bolshevik secret police known as the Cheka was .... . .

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William Pitt the Younger became the youngest ever Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of .... . .

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On the 18th December 1892, Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker received its première performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. .... . .

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The Saturnalia festival was dedicated to Roman god, .... . .

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Shortly after 8am on the 16th December 1914, the German Imperial Navy attacked the British seaside towns of Scarborough, Hartlepool and .... . .

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Over 14,000 Australian gold miners gathered at Forest Creek in Victoria for a protest known as the Monster .... . .

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On the 14th December 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led a team of four others to become the first to reach the South .... . .

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Æthelwold ætheling, a claimant to the Anglo-Saxon throne was defeated at the Battle of the .... . .

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On the 12th December 1935, the Lebensborn registered association was established in Nazi Germany by the .... . .

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The United Nations General Assembly established UNICEF to provide help for children in countries affected by World War .... . .

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On the 10th December 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or .... . .

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Thomas Midgeley Jr. discovered that adding tetraethyl lead to gasoline reduced knocking in automobile .... . .

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At 10:50pm on the 8th December 1980, former Beatle and political activist John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment block in New .... . .

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The crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft took the iconic Blue Marble photograph of the .... . .

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On the 6th December 1956, the “Blood in the Water” water polo match took place between the USSR and .... . .

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The Great Smog of London descended on the British capital due to a combination of air pollution and weather .... . .

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On the 4th December 1956, the Million Dollar Quartet featuring Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash were recorded during an impromptu jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, .... . .

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South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart .... . .

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On the 2nd December 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in .... . .

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On the 2nd December 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself Emperor of the French at Notre Dame Cathedral in .... . .

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The National Assembly of Romanians of Transylvania and Hungary declared the unification of Transylvania and the Kingdom of .... . .

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On the 30th November 1982, Michael Jackson released the album Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all .... . .

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On the 30th November 1982, Michael Jackson released the album Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling album of all .... . .

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The Declaration of Olmütz was signed between Prussia and Austria, in which Prussia submitted to Austrian .... . .

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On the 28th November 1520, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European ships from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific as part of his planned circumnavigation of the .... . .

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On the 28th November 1520, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European ships from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific as part of his planned circumnavigation of the .... . .

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Englishman Theodore Hook orchestrated a practical joke known as the Berners Street hoax in the heart of .... . .

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On the 26th November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the .... . .

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On the 26th November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon entered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt’s Valley of the .... . .

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The Treaty of Granada ended the Granada War and brought about the end of Islamic rule on the Iberian .... . .

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On the 24th November 1859, English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, the ground-breaking book that is considered by many to be the foundation of evolutionary .... . .

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On the 24th November 1859, English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, the ground-breaking book that is considered by many to be the foundation of evolutionary .... . .

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The world's first ‘Nickel-In-The-Slot Phonograph’ introduced the concept of the jukebox to the .... . .

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At 12.30pm on Friday November 22nd 1963, President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America was fatally shot as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, .... . .

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At 12.30pm on Friday November 22nd 1963, President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America was fatally shot as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, .... . .

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21 people were killed and 182 were injured in the Birmingham pub .... . .

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On the 20th November 1945 the first, and best known, of the Nuremberg Trials .... . .

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On the 20th November 1945 the first, and best known, of the Nuremberg Trials .... . .

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time at the Geneva .... . .

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On the 18th November 1916, the Battle of the Somme ended when German troops retired from the final large British attack at the Battle of the Ancre amid worsening .... . .

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On the 18th November 1916, the Battle of the Somme ended when German troops retired from the final large British attack at the Battle of the Ancre amid worsening .... . .

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The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party split into the Bolshevik and Menshevik .... . .

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On the 16th November 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – otherwise known as UNESCO – was .... . .

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On the 16th November 1945, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – otherwise known as UNESCO – was .... . .

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Over 500,000 protesters marched on Washington D.C. as part of the national Moratorium to End the War in .... . .

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On the 14th November 1990, Margaret Thatcher’s fifteen year leadership of the British Conservative Party was challenged by Michael Heseltine, a former cabinet .... . .

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On the 14th November 1990, Margaret Thatcher’s fifteen year leadership of the British Conservative Party was challenged by Michael Heseltine, a former cabinet .... . .

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The United States Supreme Court upheld the District Court’s ruling in Browder v. Gayle that segregation on public buses and transportation in Alabama was .... . .

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On the 12th November 1990, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide .... . .

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On the 12th November 1990, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee published the first formal proposal for the World Wide .... . .

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On the 11th November 1918, fighting on the First World War’s Western Front ended when representatives from the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice of .... . .

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On the 11th November 1918, fighting on the First World War’s Western Front ended when representatives from the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice of .... . .

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On the 10th November 1969, the American children’s television show Sesame Street was broadcast for the first .... . .

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On the 10th November 1969, the American children’s television show Sesame Street was broadcast for the first .... . .

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Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated as German Emperor and King of Prussia after the German Revolution took .... . .

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On the 8th November 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch took place when Adolf Hitler along with First World War hero Erich Ludendorff led an attempted coup against the Weimar Government by trying to seize power in the Bavarian city of .... . .

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On the 8th November 1923, the Beer Hall Putsch took place when Adolf Hitler along with First World War hero Erich Ludendorff led an attempted coup against the Weimar Government by trying to seize power in the Bavarian city of .... . .

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The oldest meteorite with a known date of impact crashed into a wheat field outside the Alsatian town of .... . .

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On the 6th November 1975, the Sex Pistols played their first gig at St. Martin's College of Art in .... . .

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On the 6th November 1975, the Sex Pistols played their first gig at St. Martin's College of Art in .... . .

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for an unprecedented third term as President of the United .... . .

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On the 4th November 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began when a group of Iranian students from a group called the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line stormed the American Embassy in .... . .

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On the 4th November 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began when a group of Iranian students from a group called the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line stormed the American Embassy in .... . .

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The Parliament of England passed the First Act of Supremacy which made Henry VIII the head of the Church of .... . .

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On the 2nd November 1795, the Directory was established in .... . .

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On the 2nd November 1795, the Directory was established in .... . .

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The public saw the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel for the first time when Pope Julius II celebrated All Saints Day .... . .

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On the 31st October 1517, the foundations of the Protestant Reformation were laid when Martin Luther reputedly nailed his ‘Ninety-five Theses’ to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg – a town in the German state of .... . .

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On the 31st October 1517, the foundations of the Protestant Reformation were laid when Martin Luther reputedly nailed his ‘Ninety-five Theses’ to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg – a town in the German state of .... . .

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The Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive weapon ever created, was detonated by the .... . .

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The military phase of the Suez Crisis began on the 29th October 1956, when Israel invaded the Egyptian .... . .

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The military phase of the Suez Crisis began on the 29th October 1956, when Israel invaded the Egyptian .... . .

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The Prospero satellite was launched, making it the first and only British satellite to be launched using a British .... . .

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On the 27th October 1960 American singer Ben E. King recorded the renowned song Stand By .... . .

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On the 27th October 1960 American singer Ben E. King recorded the renowned song Stand By .... . .

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The gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place between the Earp brothers and a gang of outlaws in Tombstone, .... . .

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On the 25th October 1415, the English king Henry V celebrated a major victory in the Hundred Years War when he defeated the numerically superior French army at the Battle of .... . .

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On the 25th October 1415, the English king Henry V celebrated a major victory in the Hundred Years War when he defeated the numerically superior French army at the Battle of .... . .

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World-renowned escapologist Harry Houdini performed his final show in Detroit while suffering from .... . .

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On the 23rd October 1739 England declared war on Spain in what became known as the War of Jenkins’ .... . .

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On the 23rd October 1739 England declared war on Spain in what became known as the War of Jenkins’ .... . .

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Frenchman André-Jacques Garnerin performed the first high-altitude parachute .... . .

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On the 21st October 1805, the British navy under the command of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish .... . .

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On the 21st October 1805, the British navy under the command of Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish .... . .

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Maria Theresa inherited the Austrian throne, prompting the War of the Austrian .... . .

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On the 19th October 1935, the League of Nations voted to impose sanctions on Italy after it invaded .... . .

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On the 19th October 1935, the League of Nations voted to impose sanctions on Italy after it invaded .... . .

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European and Japanese naval forces fought for the first time at the Battle of Fukuda .... . .

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On the 17th October 1814 eight people were killed when nearly one and a half million litres of beer swept out of London’s Horse Shoe Brewery and formed an alcoholic tidal wave that swept down Tottenham Court .... . .

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On the 17th October 1814 eight people were killed when nearly one and a half million litres of beer swept out of London’s Horse Shoe Brewery and formed an alcoholic tidal wave that swept down Tottenham Court .... . .

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The first well-publicised public demonstration of inhaled ether anaesthesia was given at the Massachusetts General .... . .

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On the 15th October 1923, the Rentenmark was introduced in Weimar Germany in an attempt to stop the hyperinflation crisis that had crippled the .... . .

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On the 15th October 1923, the Rentenmark was introduced in Weimar Germany in an attempt to stop the hyperinflation crisis that had crippled the .... . .

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A U-2 spy plane captured images of the construction of a missile site on Cuba, triggering the Cuban Missile .... . .

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On the 13th October AD 54, the Roman Emperor Claudius died, supposedly after being .... . .

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On the 13th October AD 54, the Roman Emperor Claudius died, supposedly after being .... . .

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British nurse Edith Cavell was executed by a German firing squad during the First World .... . .

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On the 11th October 1521, Pope Leo X granted the title "Defender of the Faith" to King Henry VIII of .... . .

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On the 11th October 1521, Pope Leo X granted the title "Defender of the Faith" to King Henry VIII of .... . .

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U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologised to Ghanaian finance minister Komla Agbeli Gbedemah after he was refused service in a Delaware .... . .

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On the 9th October 1967 the Marxist revolutionary icon, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed in Bolivia after being caught by CIA-assisted forces during his attempt to provoke a .... . .

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On the 9th October 1967 the Marxist revolutionary icon, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed in Bolivia after being caught by CIA-assisted forces during his attempt to provoke a .... . .

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On the 29th September 1938, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier reached an agreement on the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland areas of .... . .

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On the 29th September 1938, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier reached an agreement on the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland areas of .... . .

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On the 25th September 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to successfully lead an expedition to the Pacific Ocean from the New .... . .

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On the 17th September 1978 the Camp David Accords, which led to the first ever peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state, were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem .... . .

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On the 17th September 1978 the Camp David Accords, which led to the first ever peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state, were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem .... . .

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The Revolución Libertadora began in Argentina, resulting in the end of Juan Perón’s second term as .... . .

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American rock band Nirvana released the critically acclaimed single “Smells Like Teen .... . .

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On the 5th September 1698, Tsar Peter I of Russia – otherwise known as Peter the Great – imposed a tax on .... . .

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Thomas Edison began operating the first permanent commercial electrical power plant in New .... . .

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On the 1st September 1939, German forces invaded Poland in a move that was to trigger the Second World .... . .

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On the 31st August 1888, Mary Ann Nichols – commonly known as Polly – became the first confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper in the Whitechapel area of .... . .

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On the 31st August 1888, Mary Ann Nichols – commonly known as Polly – became the first confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper in the Whitechapel area of .... . .

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On the 30th August 1918, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – better known as Lenin – was the victim of a failed assassination .... . .

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On the 30th August 1918, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – better known as Lenin – was the victim of a failed assassination .... . .

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On the 29th August 1949, the Soviet Union successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon codenamed RDS-1 and nicknamed First .... . .

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On the 28th August 1963, American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington .... . .

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On the 28th August 1963, American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington .... . .

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On the 27th August 1928, Germany, France and the United States signed the General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy – otherwise known as the Kellogg-Briand .... . .

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On the 27th August 1928, Germany, France and the United States signed the General Treaty for Renunciation of War as an Instrument of National Policy – otherwise known as the Kellogg-Briand .... . .

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On the 26th August 1346, one of the most decisive battles in the Hundred Years War was won by the army of the English king Edward .... . .

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On the 25th August 1944, the Nazi German garrison in Paris surrendered the city to the .... . .

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On the 25th August 1944, the Nazi German garrison in Paris surrendered the city to the .... . .

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The 24th August AD 79 is traditionally believed to have been the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that wiped out numerous Roman settlements including Pompeii and .... . .

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On 23rd August 1939, Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop – the Soviet foreign minister and the German foreign minister – signed the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, otherwise known as the Nazi-Soviet .... . .

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On 23rd August 1939, Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop – the Soviet foreign minister and the German foreign minister – signed the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, otherwise known as the Nazi-Soviet .... . .

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On the 22nd August 1485, King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and the forces of Henry Tudor brought the Plantagenet dynasty to an .... . .

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On the 22nd August 1485, King Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and the forces of Henry Tudor brought the Plantagenet dynasty to an .... . .

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre on the 21st August .... . .

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre on the 21st August .... . .

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At around 11pm on the 20th August 1968, troops from the USSR, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary entered Czechoslovakia in an invasion that brought the Prague Spring to an .... . .

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At around 11pm on the 20th August 1968, troops from the USSR, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary entered Czechoslovakia in an invasion that brought the Prague Spring to an .... . .

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On the 19th August 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the Soviet Union, was placed under house arrest in what is known as the August .... . .

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On the 19th August 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the Soviet Union, was placed under house arrest in what is known as the August .... . .

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On the 18th August 1612, the trials of nine Lancashire women and two men known as the Pendle Witches .... . .

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On the 17th August 1982, the very first commercial compact disc was produced in the German town of .... . .

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On the 16th August 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field in Manchester when a group of over 60,000 protesters were charged by .... . .

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On the 16th August 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field in Manchester when a group of over 60,000 protesters were charged by .... . .

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The last execution at the Tower of London took place on the 15th August 1941. Josef Jakobs was a German spy who was arrested after he signalled for help after breaking his ankle when he parachuted into Britain. Find out more at .... . .

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The last execution at the Tower of London took place on the 15th August 1941. Josef Jakobs was a German spy who was arrested after he signalled for help after breaking his ankle when he parachuted into Britain. Find out more at .... . .

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On the 14th August 1980, workers at the Lenin Shipyard in the Polish city of Gdańsk led by electrician Lech Wałęsa began a strike that led to the formation of the Solidarity labour .... . .

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On the 14th August 1980, workers at the Lenin Shipyard in the Polish city of Gdańsk led by electrician Lech Wałęsa began a strike that led to the formation of the Solidarity labour .... . .

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Beginning at midnight on the 13th August 1961, East German police and army began to close the border with West .... . .

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Beginning at midnight on the 13th August 1961, East German police and army began to close the border with West .... . .

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On the 12th August 1865 Joseph Lister carried out the world’s first antiseptic surgery using the chemical phenol, otherwise known as carbolic .... . .

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On the 12th August 1865 Joseph Lister carried out the world’s first antiseptic surgery using the chemical phenol, otherwise known as carbolic .... . .

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The Weimar Republic was officially established on 11th August 1919, when Friedrich Ebert signed the new constitution into .... . .

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On the 10th August 1792, French revolutionary troops stormed the Tuileries Palace in .... . .

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On the 10th August 1792, French revolutionary troops stormed the Tuileries Palace in .... . .

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On the 9th August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States of America while facing impeachment and the almost certain removal from office due to the Watergate .... . .

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On the 9th August 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as President of the United States of America while facing impeachment and the almost certain removal from office due to the Watergate .... . .

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On the 8th August 1963, a gang of 15 men attacked a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London and stole over £2.6million in .... . .

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On the 8th August 1963, a gang of 15 men attacked a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London and stole over £2.6million in .... . .

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On the 6th August 1945, the USA dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from the B-29 aircraft Enola .... . .

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On the 6th August 1945, the USA dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from the B-29 aircraft Enola .... . .

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On the 5th August 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested near the South African town of Howick and imprisoned facing charges of inciting workers' strikes and leaving the country without a .... . .

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On the 5th August 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested near the South African town of Howick and imprisoned facing charges of inciting workers' strikes and leaving the country without a .... . .

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On 4 August 221 Lady Zhen, the wife of Cao Pi of Wei of the Three Kingdoms, .... . .

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At 8am on the 3rd August 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from the Spanish port of Palos de la Frontera on the voyage that would take him to the .... . .

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At 8am on the 3rd August 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from the Spanish port of Palos de la Frontera on the voyage that would take him to the .... . .

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On the 2nd August 1934, the 86 year old German Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg died of lung cancer and Adolf Hitler became both the Führer and Reich Chancellor of the German .... . .

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On the 2nd August 1934, the 86 year old German Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg died of lung cancer and Adolf Hitler became both the Führer and Reich Chancellor of the German .... . .

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On the 1st August 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act came into force in the United Kingdom, although it had received royal assent a year .... . .

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On the 1st August 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act came into force in the United Kingdom, although it had received royal assent a year .... . .

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Unfortunately family illness has been making it difficult to keep up with the release schedule for HistoryPod. I have therefore taken the difficult decision to not release any new episodes throughout August and instead issue reruns of episodes from previous years that you may have missed. I hope that this will give me time to catch up on podcast production prior to a return to publishing new content in September. The only exception will be a special episode on 4th August which will be brand new. As a regular listener I hope you understand my decision, and I look forward .... . .

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The English writer Daniel Defoe was put in the pillory for seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical .... . .

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The city of Baghdad was founded by the Abbasid Caliph .... . .

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The Battle of Gravelines, the decisive battle of the Spanish Armada, took place off the coast of .... . .

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On the 28th July 1858 William Herschel, a British Magistrate in West Bengal in India, made the first modern use of fingerprints for .... . .

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On the 28th July 1858 William Herschel, a British Magistrate in West Bengal in India, made the first modern use of fingerprints for .... . .

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Bugs Bunny made his first appearance in the Merrie Melodies cartoon A Wild .... . .

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On the 26th July 1936, Adolf Hitler informed General Francisco Franco that Germany would support his Nationalist rebellion in .... . .

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On the 26th July 1936, Adolf Hitler informed General Francisco Franco that Germany would support his Nationalist rebellion in .... . .

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French aviator Louis Charles Joseph Blériot made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air .... . .

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On the 24th July 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in the Belgian city of .... . .

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On the 24th July 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in the Belgian city of .... . .

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Archibald Brown was murdered by his son, who placed an anti-tank grenade under the seat of his bath .... . .

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On the 22nd July 1706, the foundation for the establishment of the Kingdom of Great Britain was laid when commissioners from England and Scotland agreed the Acts of .... . .

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On the 22nd July 1706, the foundation for the establishment of the Kingdom of Great Britain was laid when commissioners from England and Scotland agreed the Acts of .... . .

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John Thomas Scopes, a substitute science teacher in Tennessee, was found guilty of teaching evolution in .... . .

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On the 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed the Eagle, the Lunar Module of Apollo 11, on the surface of the .... . .

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On the 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed the Eagle, the Lunar Module of Apollo 11, on the surface of the .... . .

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The Franco-Prussian War began with a declaration of war by the French emperor, Napoleon .... . .

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On the 18th July 1925, the first volume of Adolf Hitler’s rambling racist manifesto Mein Kampf – which translates as My Struggle or My Battle – was first .... . .

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On the 18th July 1925, the first volume of Adolf Hitler’s rambling racist manifesto Mein Kampf – which translates as My Struggle or My Battle – was first .... . .

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The Battle of Castillon, considered to be the last battle of the Hundred Years’ War, was fought between France and .... . .

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The 16th July 1945 marked the start of the atomic age when the USA detonated the first nuclear bomb under the codename .... . .

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The 16th July 1945 marked the start of the atomic age when the USA detonated the first nuclear bomb under the codename .... . .

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Napoleon Bonaparte voluntarily surrendered to British Captain Maitland on board the Royal Navy ship HMS .... . .

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The morning of the 14th July 1789 saw the beginning of the French Revolution when Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a large fortress, prison and ammunition store that symbolised everything that was wrong with the .... . .

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The morning of the 14th July 1789 saw the beginning of the French Revolution when Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a large fortress, prison and ammunition store that symbolised everything that was wrong with the .... . .

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The radical French journalist Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte .... . .

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July 12th 927 is the closest we have to a foundation date for England, when all the kings of Britain met at Eamont Bridge, near Penrith in Cumbria, to swear an oath of peace under the overlordship of .... . .

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July 12th 927 is the closest we have to a foundation date for England, when all the kings of Britain met at Eamont Bridge, near Penrith in Cumbria, to swear an oath of peace under the overlordship of .... . .

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The Hollywood Bowl opened in Bolton Canyon near Los .... . .

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On the 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen of England after her first cousin once removed, the 15-year-old King Edward VI, died of an unknown respiratory .... . .

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On the 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen of England after her first cousin once removed, the 15-year-old King Edward VI, died of an unknown respiratory .... . .

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Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, made a secret trip to China to meet with Premier Zhou .... . .

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On the 8th July 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average – a key indicator of the value of America’s biggest companies – fell to its lowest point during the Great Depression that began with the Wall Street .... . .

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On the 8th July 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average – a key indicator of the value of America’s biggest companies – fell to its lowest point during the Great Depression that began with the Wall Street .... . .

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The North Pacific Fur Seal Convention, the first international treaty that dealt with wildlife conservation issues, was .... . .

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On the 6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles met for the first time at the St. Peter's Church garden fête in Woolton, .... . .

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On the 6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles met for the first time at the St. Peter's Church garden fête in Woolton, .... . .

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The bikini swimsuit was introduced for the first time, four days after an atomic test at the Bikini .... . .

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On the 4th July 1950, Radio Free Europe – founded the previous year to transmit uncensored information to audiences behind the Iron Curtain – completed its first .... . .

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On the 4th July 1950, Radio Free Europe – founded the previous year to transmit uncensored information to audiences behind the Iron Curtain – completed its first .... . .

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British naval ships attacked the French Navy at Mers-el-Kébir in Algeria during the Second World .... . .

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On the 2nd July 1964, American President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law at the White .... . .

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On the 2nd July 1964, American President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law at the White .... . .

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The German gunboat SMS Panther was sent to the Moroccan port of Agadir, sparking the Second Moroccan .... . .

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The 30th June 1934 saw the Nazis carry out a purge of their own party, when Hitler ordered the SS to murder leading figures of the SA or Brownshirts along with critics of the Nazi regime such as former chancellor von .... . .

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The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground during a performance of Henry .... . .

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The 28th June saw both the trigger and the definitive end of the First World .... . .

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The 28th June saw both the trigger and the definitive end of the First World .... . .

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US President Harry S. Truman ordered air and naval forces to assist South Korea against an invasion by North .... . .

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US President Harry S. Truman ordered air and naval forces to assist South Korea against an invasion by North .... . .

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On the 26th June 1963 American President John F. Kennedy declared US support for West Berlin with the phrase, "Ich bin ein Berliner" – I am a Berliner – 22 months after the Soviet-supported DDR, more commonly known as East Germany, built the Berlin .... . .

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On the 26th June 1963 American President John F. Kennedy declared US support for West Berlin with the phrase, "Ich bin ein Berliner" – I am a Berliner – 22 months after the Soviet-supported DDR, more commonly known as East Germany, built the Berlin .... . .

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Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Philosophy, otherwise known as a .... . .

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On the 24th June 1374, people in Aachen in Germany suddenly and mysteriously began dancing in the streets and didn’t stop for many .... . .

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On the 24th June 1374, people in Aachen in Germany suddenly and mysteriously began dancing in the streets and didn’t stop for many .... . .

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The 22nd June 1633 saw Galileo Galilei, the famed scientist, was found “vehemently suspect of heresy” by the Papal Inquisition and forced to recant his belief in the heliocentric universe originally put forward by Copernicus ninety years .... . .

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The 22nd June 1633 saw Galileo Galilei, the famed scientist, was found “vehemently suspect of heresy” by the Papal Inquisition and forced to recant his belief in the heliocentric universe originally put forward by Copernicus ninety years .... . .

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King Louis XVI of France and his family were caught attempting to escape Paris during the Flight to .... . .

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On the 20th June 1789 at Versailles in France, the National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath in which they vowed not to separate until a written constitution had been established for the .... . .

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On the 20th June 1789 at Versailles in France, the National Assembly swore the Tennis Court Oath in which they vowed not to separate until a written constitution had been established for the .... . .

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On the 18th June 1815, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of .... . .

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The death of Mumtaz Mahal, the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, prompted her husband to construct the Taj .... . .

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On June 16th 1958, Hungarian Communist politician Imre Nagy was .... . .

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The Pig War border confrontation began when Lyman Cutlar shot a British-owned pig on San Juan .... . .

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On the 14th June 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the so-called Flag Resolution and adopted the stars and stripes as the flag of the United .... . .

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On the 14th June 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the so-called Flag Resolution and adopted the stars and stripes as the flag of the United .... . .

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Any suspect arrested in the USA must be informed of four key rights. ‘You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed for .... . .

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On the 12th June 1942, Anne Frank received a diary as a thirteenth birthday present from her .... . .

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Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burned himself to death at a busy crossroads in .... . .

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The Arab Revolt began fully on June 10th 1916 when Grand Sharif Hussein bin Ali, the guardian of the holy city of Mecca, ordered his troops to attack the Ottoman Caliphate’s garrison in the .... . .

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The Arab Revolt began fully on June 10th 1916 when Grand Sharif Hussein bin Ali, the guardian of the holy city of Mecca, ordered his troops to attack the Ottoman Caliphate’s garrison in the .... . .

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Nero, the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, committed .... . .

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On the 8th June 1972 one of the most iconic photographs of the Vietnam War was taken of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, a nine-year-old girl from the South Vietnamese village of Trang .... . .

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On the 8th June 1972 one of the most iconic photographs of the Vietnam War was taken of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, a nine-year-old girl from the South Vietnamese village of Trang .... . .

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In 1518 the English Cardinal Wolsey had negotiated the Treaty of London, a non-aggression pact that was signed by the twenty major European powers of the .... . .

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The 6th June 1944 saw the largest seaborne invasion in history, when the Allied forces of the Second World War launched Operation Neptune – more commonly known as the D-Day .... . .

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The 6th June 1944 saw the largest seaborne invasion in history, when the Allied forces of the Second World War launched Operation Neptune – more commonly known as the D-Day .... . .

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On the 4th June 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was hit by King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby after she stepped onto the .... . .

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On the 4th June 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was hit by King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby after she stepped onto the .... . .

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Authorities in the Californian city of Santa Cruz banned rock and roll music at public .... . .

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On the 2nd June 1946, Italians voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and turn their country into a .... . .

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On the 2nd June 1946, Italians voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy and turn their country into a .... . .

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The royal Exchequer Rolls from Scotland recorded the first known written reference to Scotch .... . .

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On the 31st May 1669, Samuel Pepys wrote the final entry of his famous .... . .

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On the 31st May 1669, Samuel Pepys wrote the final entry of his famous .... . .

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The Peasants’ Revolt was triggered when John Bampton arrived in Essex to investigate non-payment of the poll .... . .

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On the 29th May 1453 the troops of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Mehmed II successfully took control of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine .... . .

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On the 29th May 1453 the troops of the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Mehmed II successfully took control of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine .... . .

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A solar eclipse during the Battle of Halys led to a truce between the kingdoms of Media and Lydia, making it the earliest historical event that can be precisely .... . .

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On the 27th May 1199 King John was crowned at Westminster .... . .

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Operation Dynamo, better known as the evacuation of Dunkirk, .... . .

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On the 25th May 1961, American President John F. Kennedy made the announcement to a joint session of Congress that he had set his sights on a manned moon landing before the end of the .... . .

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On the 25th May 1961, American President John F. Kennedy made the announcement to a joint session of Congress that he had set his sights on a manned moon landing before the end of the .... . .

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Josef Mengele, the Nazi ‘Angel Of Death’, was transferred to begin work at Auschwitz concentration .... . .

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On the 23rd May 1915, Italy entered the First World War on the side of the Triple Entente and declared war on .... . .

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Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for his invention to lift boats over shoals and other obstructions in a .... . .

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On the 21st May 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to make a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic when he flew 3,600 miles from New York to .... . .

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On the 21st May 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to make a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic when he flew 3,600 miles from New York to .... . .

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Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple .... . .

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On the 19th May 1536, Anne Boleyn – Henry VIII’s second wife and mother of the future Elizabeth I – was beheaded in the Tower of London, having been found guilty of adultery, treason, and .... . .

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On the 19th May 1536, Anne Boleyn – Henry VIII’s second wife and mother of the future Elizabeth I – was beheaded in the Tower of London, having been found guilty of adultery, treason, and .... . .

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British inventor Edwin Budding went into partnership with foundry owner John Ferrabee to manufacture the world’s first lawn .... . .

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On the 17th May 1902, an ancient analogue computer known as the Antikythera mechanism was first identified by Greek archaeologist Valerios .... . .

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On the 17th May 1902, an ancient analogue computer known as the Antikythera mechanism was first identified by Greek archaeologist Valerios .... . .

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The secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between Britain and France, formally known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was .... . .

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On 15th May 1928, the first animated cartoon to feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse was shown to a theatre .... . .

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On 15th May 1928, the first animated cartoon to feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse was shown to a theatre .... . .

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The USSR and seven other European countries signed the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance better known as the Warsaw .... . .

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On the 13th May 1787, the eleven ships of the “First Fleet” set sail under Captain Arthur Phillip from Portsmouth, England, to establish a penal colony in .... . .

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On the 13th May 1787, the eleven ships of the “First Fleet” set sail under Captain Arthur Phillip from Portsmouth, England, to establish a penal colony in .... . .

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The Donner Party departed Independence, Missouri on their ill-fated journey to .... . .

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The Donner Party departed Independence, Missouri on their ill-fated journey to .... . .

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On the 11th May 1997, the IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to defeat a reigning world chess champion under tournament conditions when it beat Garry Kasparov 3½-2½ over six .... . .

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On the 11th May 1997, the IBM computer Deep Blue became the first computer to defeat a reigning world chess champion under tournament conditions when it beat Garry Kasparov 3½-2½ over six .... . .

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The Indian Mutiny, also known as the First War of Indian Independence, began in .... . .

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The Indian Mutiny, also known as the First War of Indian Independence, began in .... . .