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 17th November 1558, Elizabeth I succeeded her half-sister Mary to become queen of .... . .

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German pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist after it emerged that they did not sing any of the vocals on their debut .... . .

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On the 15th November 1917, Georges Clemenceau was appointed Prime Minister of France for the second .... . .

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Bridges was born in 1954, the same year that the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that racially segregated schools were .... . .

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On the 13th November 1002, the St Brice’s Day Massacre took place when king Æthelred the Unready “ordered slain all the Danish men who were in .... . .

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Trotsky had been a key figure in the Bolshevik Revolution of .... . .

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American surgeon Dr Mary Walker became the first, and so far only, woman to receive the Medal of .... . .

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Henry Morton Stanley, a Welsh-American journalist and explorer, allegedly greeted the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone with the phrase, “Dr Livingston, I .... . .

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In the evening of the 9th November 1989, the East German government opened the Berlin Wall after central committee spokesman Guenter Schabowski mistakenly announced that GDR citizens could cross into West Berlin with immediate .... . .

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Christian II had invaded Sweden in an attempt to preserve the Kalmar Union that joined the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single .... . .

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On the 7th November 1917, Red Guards entered the Winter Palace in St Petersburg in a defining event of the Bolshevik .... . .

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Abraham Lincoln was elected barely five months before the outbreak of the American Civil War, and was assassinated less than a month before its .... . .

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On the 5th November 1605, the Gunpowder Plot was foiled when Guy or Guido Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder that had been placed in an undercroft below the House of Lords in .... . .

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Focusing on reform of the electoral system to improve the conditions of the working class, the release of the People’s Charter in 1838 had prompted the creation of the national working-class Chartist protest .... . .

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On the 3rd November 1957, Laika the dog became the first animal to enter orbit around the Earth when she was launched into space on board the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik .... . .

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Prior to the adoption of universally accepted time zones, the vast majority of settlements around the world observed local mean solar .... . .

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On the 1st November 1911, the first aerial bombing using an aeroplane took place when Italian Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti dropped four grenades on Turkish troops in .... . .

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Mussolini, who was determined to restore the glory of the Roman Empire following the ‘mutilated victory’ of the First World War, had formed the precursor to the Fascist Party in .... . .

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On the 30th October 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated a radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds as part of the Mercury Theatre on the .... . .

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Raleigh had been found guilty of treason for his involvement in the Main Plot that sought to depose Elizabeth’s successor James I and replace him with his cousin Arabella .... . .

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At 9:00 am on the 28th October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis ended when Soviet Premier Khrushchev agreed to remove Russian nuclear missiles from the island of .... . .

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By the summer of 1987 it had become public knowledge that the Soviets had bugged the new building with technology that the United States was struggling to .... . .

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On the 26th October 1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi met with Victor Emanuel II, the King of Sardinia, at Teano and handed him control of southern .... . .

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Davis first entered military service following the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, and later served as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at both Wilberforce University in Ohio and Tuskegee University in Alabama as well as serving tours of duty around the .... . .

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Thursday the 24th October 1929, known as Black Thursday, is generally accepted as the first day of the Wall Street .... . .

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Piazza made history’s first reconnaissance flight when he observed the Turkish lines from a Blériot XI .... . .

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On the 22nd October 1895, the Granville–Paris Express train ran across the station platform, crashed through a 60cm wall, and fell 10 metres to the street below after it overran the buffer stop at the Gare Montparnasse .... . .

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At 9.15am on the 21st October 1966, 116 children and 28 adults were killed when a colliery spoil tip above the Welsh village of Aberfan .... . .

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On the 20th October 1935, the 6,000 mile Long March by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China ended when the columns of troops led by Mao Zedong arrived in .... . .

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After seventeen years, the Second Punic War was finally brought to an end with the decisive victory of the Roman general and consul Scipio Africanus over Hannibal at the Battle of .... . .

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On the 18th October 1922, the British Broadcasting Company was .... . .

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Einstein, who was Jewish, was undertaking a visiting professorship at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena when Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor on 30 January .... . .

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At 12.15pm on the afternoon of the 16th October 1793, Marie Antoinette was executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in .... . .

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Gibbon’s six volume history traces the collapse of the Roman Empire from the rule of the Five Good Emperors until the end of .... . .

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On the 14th October 1066, the Battle of Hastings was fought between Duke William II of Normandy and the Anglo-Saxon king Harold .... . .

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On the 13th October 1792 the cornerstone of the White House, which at the time was to be known as the United States Executive Mansion, was .... . .

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First established to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, the most important part of the festivities was a horse race held on the final .... . .

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Saturday Night Live was originally known as NBC’s Saturday Night to avoid any confusion with the ABC show Saturday Night Live with Howard .... . .

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On the 10th October 1903 the Women’s Social and Political Union, whose members came to be known as suffragettes, was founded at the Manchester home of Sylvia and Emmeline .... . .

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Known as the Orloj, the astronomical clock was designed and built by the Imperial clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaň and Charles University professor Jan .... . .

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On the 8th October 1829, Robert Stephenson’s steam locomotive The Rocket won the Rainhill Trials and secured a prize of £500 and the contract for Robert Stephenson and Company to produce locomotives for the new Liverpool & Manchester Railway that opened the following .... . .

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Keen to consolidate the newly-united Germany, Chancellor Otto von Bismarck turned to diplomacy in an attempt to ensure the status quo in .... . .

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On the 6th October 1981 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group that was enraged by the peace treaty he had negotiated with .... . .

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The closure of Palmer's Shipyard was a devastating blow to the people of Jarrow, where unemployment had hit .... . .

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On the 4th October 1582, Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian .... . .

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Boris III became Tsar of Bulgaria at the end of the First World War, just four days after his father, Ferdinand I, signed the Armistice of Thessalonica with the Allied .... . .

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On 2nd October 1187, the Siege of Jerusalem came to an end when Saladin captured the city from the crusaders who had ruled the city since .... . .

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The Chinese Communists in the People’s Liberation Army had been fighting the second stage of a long and costly civil war against the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, known as the Kuomintang, since shortly after the end of the Second World .... . .

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At 7am on the 30th September 1967, the words “... And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1” launched the BBC’s new popular music .... . .

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The Metropolitan Police, which is often considered to be the first modern police force, began operating in .... . .

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The Metropolitan Police, which is often considered to be the first modern police force, began operating in .... . .

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On the 28th September 1928, the bacteriologist Alexander Fleming laid for the foundation for a revolution in modern medicine when he discovered the world’s first .... . .

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On the 28th September 1928, the bacteriologist Alexander Fleming laid for the foundation for a revolution in modern medicine when he discovered the world’s first .... . .

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The shortest papacy in history ended after just twelve days following the death of Pope Urban VII, shortly after he introduced Europe’s first smoking .... . .

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The shortest papacy in history ended after just twelve days following the death of Pope Urban VII, shortly after he introduced Europe’s first smoking .... . .

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On the 26th September 1923, German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann ended passive resistance in the Ruhr and resumed the payment of First World War .... . .

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On the 26th September 1923, German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann ended passive resistance in the Ruhr and resumed the payment of First World War .... . .

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Known as Transatlantic No. 1 or TAT-1, the £120 million system actually consisted of two identical cables to allow transmission in each .... . .

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Known as Transatlantic No. 1 or TAT-1, the £120 million system actually consisted of two identical cables to allow transmission in each .... . .

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On the 24th September 1946, Clark Clifford and George Elsey presented a report to President Truman in which they recommended "restraining and confining" Soviet .... . .

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On the 24th September 1946, Clark Clifford and George Elsey presented a report to President Truman in which they recommended "restraining and confining" Soviet .... . .

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The first recorded naval battle featuring artillery took place in the first naval engagement of the Hundred Years’ .... . .

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The first recorded naval battle featuring artillery took place in the first naval engagement of the Hundred Years’ .... . .

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On the 22nd September 1980, the longest conventional war of the 20th Century began when Iraq launched an invasion of .... . .

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On the 22nd September 1980, the longest conventional war of the 20th Century began when Iraq launched an invasion of .... . .

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Cecil Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge, having bought the Neolithic monument at .... . .

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Cecil Chubb became the last private owner of Stonehenge, having bought the Neolithic monument at .... . .

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On the 20th September 1066, Harald Hardrada – the Viking king – defeated his northern English enemies at the Battle of .... . .

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On the 20th September 1066, Harald Hardrada – the Viking king – defeated his northern English enemies at the Battle of .... . .

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The Illuminations at the British seaside resort of Blackpool were turned on for the first .... . .

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The Illuminations at the British seaside resort of Blackpool were turned on for the first .... . .

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On the 18th September 1931, the Manchurian Crisis – also known as the Mukden Incident –began when Japanese soldiers blew up a section of their own railway in the Chinese region of .... . .

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On the 18th September 1931, the Manchurian Crisis – also known as the Mukden Incident –began when Japanese soldiers blew up a section of their own railway in the Chinese region of .... . .

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The San Francisco Bulletin printed his decree in full, sparking media interest that led to him becoming a celebrity in the .... . .

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The San Francisco Bulletin printed his decree in full, sparking media interest that led to him becoming a celebrity in the .... . .

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On the 16th September 1978, filming began on Monty Python’s Life of .... . .

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On the 16th September 1978, filming began on Monty Python’s Life of .... . .

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The British MP William Huskisson died as a result of a fatal accident on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester .... . .

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The British MP William Huskisson died as a result of a fatal accident on the opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester .... . .

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On the 14th September 1814, the poem that was to provide the lyrics for the United States’ national anthem was written by 35 year-old Francis Scott .... . .

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On the 14th September 1814, the poem that was to provide the lyrics for the United States’ national anthem was written by 35 year-old Francis Scott .... . .

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Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance .... . .

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Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance .... . .

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On September 12th 1919, Adolf Hitler officially joined the German Workers’ Party .... . .

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On September 12th 1919, Adolf Hitler officially joined the German Workers’ Party .... . .

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Alexander Hamilton was made the first United States Secretary of the Treasury by President George .... . .

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Alexander Hamilton was made the first United States Secretary of the Treasury by President George .... . .

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On the 10th September 1989, the Hungarian government announced the opening of the border with Austria to allow thousands of East Germans to leave the Communist .... . .

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On the 10th September 1989, the Hungarian government announced the opening of the border with Austria to allow thousands of East Germans to leave the Communist .... . .

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Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the USA’s most popular television show, for the first .... . .

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Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the USA’s most popular television show, for the first .... . .

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On the 8th September 1888, the very first Football League games were played in .... . .

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On the 8th September 1888, the very first Football League games were played in .... . .

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The Nazi German Luftwaffe launched the first of 57 consecutive days and nights of bombing raids on London in what became known as the .... . .

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The Nazi German Luftwaffe launched the first of 57 consecutive days and nights of bombing raids on London in what became known as the .... . .

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Shortly after midnight on the morning of the 6th September 1972, nine Israeli Olympic athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists from the Black September group in the Munich .... . .

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Shortly after midnight on the morning of the 6th September 1972, nine Israeli Olympic athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists from the Black September group in the Munich .... . .

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The Reign of Terror began in France when Bertrand Barère, a member of the Committee of Public Safety, made a speech in favour of it that ended with the exclamation, “Let's make terror the order of the .... . .

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The Reign of Terror began in France when Bertrand Barère, a member of the Committee of Public Safety, made a speech in favour of it that ended with the exclamation, “Let's make terror the order of the .... . .

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On the 4th September 1957 a group of nine black schoolchildren were prevented from entering the previously segregated Little Rock Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard acting on the orders of Governor Orval .... . .

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On the 4th September 1957 a group of nine black schoolchildren were prevented from entering the previously segregated Little Rock Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard acting on the orders of Governor Orval .... . .

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The Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of .... . .

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The Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War, was signed by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of .... . .

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Beginning at a bakery in Pudding Lane, the catastrophic fire blazed for more than three days and destroyed over 13,000 houses, churches and government .... . .

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Beginning at a bakery in Pudding Lane, the catastrophic fire blazed for more than three days and destroyed over 13,000 houses, churches and government .... . .

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The Adi Granth, the original holy scripture of Sikhism now known as Guru Granth Sahib, was first installed at the Harmandir Sahib Golden .... . .

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The Adi Granth, the original holy scripture of Sikhism now known as Guru Granth Sahib, was first installed at the Harmandir Sahib Golden .... . .

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Britain and Russia signed the Anglo-Russian Entente, which led to the formation of the Triple .... . .

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After more than four years that have seen me writing and reading nearly half a million words (and telling hundreds upon hundreds of historical stories) I am in need of a very long break! The last of my new episodes is published today, although the podcast feed itself will continue to release 'reruns' of previous episodes every day for the foreseeable future. Thank you for all your support, subscriptions, and engagements over the past four years. I hope that you have enjoyed the daily history podcast and that you will continue to visit the back-catalogue of well over 700 different .... . .

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The Moscow–Washington hotline entered operation, providing a direct link between the Kremlin and the .... . .

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The First Opium War formally ended when Britain and China signed the Treaty of Nanking, the first of the ‘unequal .... . .

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Black teenager Emmett Till was murdered for allegedly flirting with and offending a white woman in .... . .

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One of the most destructive volcanic events in modern history occurred when Krakatoa’s eruption reached its .... . .

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The National Constituent Assembly of France adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the .... . .

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Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to successfully swim across the English .... . .

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Political activist Abbie Hoffman and a group of protesters threw dollar bills onto the trading floor of the New York Stock .... . .

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King Michael I of Romania led a coup d'état that removed the Nazi-aligned government of Ion .... . .

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Slaves in the French colony of Saint-Domingue on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola began the Haitian .... . .

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Hawaii became the 50th state to join the United States of America after a .... . .

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Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice axe by Spanish communist Ramón .... . .

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The Cold War border between Austria and Hungary was opened for a short period of time for the Pan-European .... . .

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The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing all American women the right to .... . .

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Parliament passed the Marriage Act that legalised civil marriages and introduced their formal .... . .

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Queen Victoria sent the first telegram using the newly-installed transatlantic telegraph cable to US President James .... . .

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The Panama Canal was officially opened to traffic with the transit of SS .... . .

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The Atlantic Charter was issued by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston .... . .

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The first complete performance of Wagner’s Ring cycle took place in the Bavarian town of .... . .

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The Battle of the Bogside began in Derry, Northern Ireland, marking one of the first major conflicts of The .... . .

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The Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, most famously used by the Maya civilisation, .... . .

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The Louvre museum in Paris opened to the public in the former palace of the French royal .... . .

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Construction began on the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa, now better known as the Leaning Tower of .... . .

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Traffic was stopped on the B507 road in London so The Beatles could pose for their iconic Abbey Road album .... . .

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Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to drive an automobile across a continent when she completed a 59-day road trip from New York to San .... . .

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William Kemmler became the first person to be executed using an electric .... . .

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Scottish independence leader Sir William Wallace was captured by English forces at Robroyston near .... . .

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On the 4th August 1693, legend says that French Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented .... . .

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On the 4th August 1693, legend says that French Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented .... . .

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American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of four gold medals at the Berlin .... . .

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Hannibal’s army inflicted a devastating defeat on the numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of .... . .

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George, Elector of Hanover, became King George I of Great .... . .

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On the 31st July 1970, the British Royal Navy issued the last daily rum ration, or “tot”, to .... . .

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On the 31st July 1970, the British Royal Navy issued the last daily rum ration, or “tot”, to .... . .

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On the 30th July 1792, a group of volunteer soldiers from the city of Marseille were the first to introduce and sing “La Marseillaise” in .... . .

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On the 30th July 1792, a group of volunteer soldiers from the city of Marseille were the first to introduce and sing “La Marseillaise” in .... . .

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On the 29th July 1567, James VI was crowned king of Scotland when he was just 13 months .... . .

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On the 29th July 1567, James VI was crowned king of Scotland when he was just 13 months .... . .

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Exactly one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary declared war on .... . .

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On the 27th July 1942, Allied forces in North Africa stopped the advancing Axis powers in the First Battle of El .... . .

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On the 27th July 1942, Allied forces in North Africa stopped the advancing Axis powers in the First Battle of El .... . .

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The first ever women’s cricket match was played on Gosden Common near Guildford in .... . .

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The first ever women’s cricket match was played on Gosden Common near Guildford in .... . .

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On the 25th July 1965, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan performed at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric .... . .

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On the 25th July 1965, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan performed at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric .... . .

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Often referred to as the ‘lost city of the Incas’, Machu Picchu was constructed in the middle of the 15th century but was abandoned barely a century later in .... . .

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Often referred to as the ‘lost city of the Incas’, Machu Picchu was constructed in the middle of the 15th century but was abandoned barely a century later in .... . .

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On the 23rd July 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia specifically designed to be rejected and lead to war between the two .... . .

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On the 23rd July 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia specifically designed to be rejected and lead to war between the two .... . .

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Referred to mockingly as ‘Hotel Escobar’, the prison was staffed by guards chosen by the drugs lord .... . .

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Referred to mockingly as ‘Hotel Escobar’, the prison was staffed by guards chosen by the drugs lord .... . .

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On the 21st July 1970, construction was completed on the Aswan High Dam in .... . .

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On the 21st July 1970, construction was completed on the Aswan High Dam in .... . .

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Napoleon granted a patent for the Pyréolophore to Nicéphore Niépce and his brother .... . .

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Napoleon granted a patent for the Pyréolophore to Nicéphore Niépce and his brother .... . .

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On the 19th July 1799, an announcement was made of the discovery of a slab of rock covered in carvings by French Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in the area around Fort Julien near the Egyptian town of Rashid or, as it also known, .... . .

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On the 19th July 1799, an announcement was made of the discovery of a slab of rock covered in carvings by French Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in the area around Fort Julien near the Egyptian town of Rashid or, as it also known, .... . .

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Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci scored the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic history on the uneven bars at the Summer Games in .... . .

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Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci scored the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic history on the uneven bars at the Summer Games in .... . .

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In the early hours of the 17th July 1918 the Russian Imperial Romanov family were shot dead in the basement of the Ipatiev House in the Russian city of .... . .

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In the early hours of the 17th July 1918 the Russian Imperial Romanov family were shot dead in the basement of the Ipatiev House in the Russian city of .... . .

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The Islamic calendar was dated to start with the first new moon after the Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated to .... . .

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The Islamic calendar was dated to start with the first new moon after the Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated to .... . .

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On the 15th July 1834 the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition, was .... . .

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On the 15th July 1834 the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition, was .... . .

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American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New .... . .

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American outlaw Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New .... . .

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At 12 noon on the 13th July 1985, an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid, the “global jukebox” broadcast live from Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in .... . .

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At 12 noon on the 13th July 1985, an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion people tuned in to watch Live Aid, the “global jukebox” broadcast live from Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in .... . .

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Moscow’s Trinity Church, later renamed Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat and better known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, was .... . .

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Moscow’s Trinity Church, later renamed Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat and better known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, was .... . .

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The world’s first satellite television broadcast took place on July 11th 1962 when the Telstar satellite relayed an image of a flag outside its base station at Andover Earth Station to the Pleumeur-Bodou earth station in .... . .

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The world’s first satellite television broadcast took place on July 11th 1962 when the Telstar satellite relayed an image of a flag outside its base station at Andover Earth Station to the Pleumeur-Bodou earth station in .... . .

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Walter Haut, the public information officer of the Roswell Army Air Field, issued a press release saying that the military had recovered the remains of a ‘flying .... . .

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The Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle went into production in the Soviet .... . .

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Charles Dodgson, better known as the author Lewis Carroll, told a story to the sisters Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell that was to develop into Alice's Adventures in .... . .

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Charles Dodgson, better known as the author Lewis Carroll, told a story to the sisters Alice, Lorina and Edith Liddell that was to develop into Alice's Adventures in .... . .

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The world speed record for locomotives – steam trains – was set on the 3rd July 1938 by Number 4468 .... . .

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James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, .... . .

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James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, .... . .

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On the 1st July 1903 the first Tour de France cycling race took place over 19 days and six .... . .

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The Australian outlaw Ned Kelly was arrested following a violent shoot-out with police at Glenrowan in .... . .

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The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied on the 27th June 1905, an uprising that was immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent .... . .

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The crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied on the 27th June 1905, an uprising that was immortalized in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent .... . .

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Sharon Buchanan, a cashier at the Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio, scanned the world’s first Universal Product Code (better known as a barcode) on a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit .... . .

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On the 25th June 1876, the Battle of Little Bighorn began when American Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led federal troops against the combined forces of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Plains .... . .

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On the 25th June 1876, the Battle of Little Bighorn began when American Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led federal troops against the combined forces of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Plains .... . .

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Napoleon's Grande Armée began its failed invasion of Russia when it crossed the Neman River in what Russians refer to as the Patriotic War of .... . .

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Napoleon's Grande Armée began its failed invasion of Russia when it crossed the Neman River in what Russians refer to as the Patriotic War of .... . .

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The Battle of Bannockburn began on the 23rd June 1314, leading to one of the most important Scottish victories of the First War of Scottish Independence that was fought intermittently from 1296 until .... . .

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The Battle of Bannockburn began on the 23rd June 1314, leading to one of the most important Scottish victories of the First War of Scottish Independence that was fought intermittently from 1296 until .... . .

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MV Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in London carrying 492 West Indian .... . .

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On the 21st June 1919, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the scuttling of the German High Seas naval fleet in Scapa Flow, a large natural harbor in the Orkney Islands in .... . .

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On the 21st June 1919, Admiral Ludwig von Reuter ordered the scuttling of the German High Seas naval fleet in Scapa Flow, a large natural harbor in the Orkney Islands in .... . .

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British prisoners of war were imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’ after the Bengali army captured Fort William from the East India .... . .

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British prisoners of war were imprisoned in the ‘Black Hole of Calcutta’ after the Bengali army captured Fort William from the East India .... . .

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On the 19th June 1978, the Garfield comic strip was first .... . .

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Germany and Russia signed the secret Reinsurance Treaty that ensured they would each remain neutral if the other went to war with a third European .... . .

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Germany and Russia signed the secret Reinsurance Treaty that ensured they would each remain neutral if the other went to war with a third European .... . .

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On the 17th June 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour on board the French steam ship .... . .

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Born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, Pius IX’s election by the Papal conclave of 1846 came at a time of significant political unrest across .... . .

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Born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, Pius IX’s election by the Papal conclave of 1846 came at a time of significant political unrest across .... . .

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On the 15th June 1215, Magna Carta – one of the most famous documents in the world – was approved by King John when he added his seal to it in a field at Runnymede near Windsor in .... . .

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On the 15th June 1215, Magna Carta – one of the most famous documents in the world – was approved by King John when he added his seal to it in a field at Runnymede near Windsor in .... . .

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The Battle of Naseby, a decisive engagement of the English Civil War, was fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model .... . .

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The Battle of Naseby, a decisive engagement of the English Civil War, was fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model .... . .

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On the 13th June 1944 the first German attack on Britain using the V-1 flying bomb, otherwise known as the ‘doodlebug’, took .... . .

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On the 13th June 1944 the first German attack on Britain using the V-1 flying bomb, otherwise known as the ‘doodlebug’, took .... . .

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US President Ronald Reagan made a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in which he called on the USSR’s leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to ‘Tear down this .... . .

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US President Ronald Reagan made a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in which he called on the USSR’s leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to ‘Tear down this .... . .

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On June 11th 1837, the Broad Street Riot broke out in Boston, Massachusetts, between Irish immigrants and existing American citizens known as .... . .

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On June 11th 1837, the Broad Street Riot broke out in Boston, Massachusetts, between Irish immigrants and existing American citizens known as .... . .

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Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician, was kidnapped and then murdered by members of the Fascist .... . .

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Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician, was kidnapped and then murdered by members of the Fascist .... . .

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The ‘Final Act’ of the Congress of Vienna was signed on the 9th June 1815, nine days before Napoleon’s final defeat at the Battle of .... . .

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The ‘Final Act’ of the Congress of Vienna was signed on the 9th June 1815, nine days before Napoleon’s final defeat at the Battle of .... . .

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Norse raiders attacked the holy island of Lindisfarne off the Northumbrian coast in an event that is generally accepted as the start of the ‘Viking’ period of British .... . .

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On the 7th June 1628, the Petition of Right was approved by King Charles .... . .

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Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric .... . .

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Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric .... . .

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On the 5th June 1967, Israel launched a series of pre-emptive strikes against the Egyptian air force that marked the start of the Six Day .... . .

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On the 5th June 1967, Israel launched a series of pre-emptive strikes against the Egyptian air force that marked the start of the Six Day .... . .

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The Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and most of the Allies of the First World .... . .

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The Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and most of the Allies of the First World .... . .

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On the evening of the 3rd June 1989, the People’s Liberation Army began firing on protesters taking part in the student-led Tiananmen Square .... . .

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On the evening of the 3rd June 1989, the People’s Liberation Army began firing on protesters taking part in the student-led Tiananmen Square .... . .

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Chile and Italy met in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, which resulted in ‘the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the .... . .

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Chile and Italy met in the 1962 FIFA World Cup, which resulted in ‘the most stupid, appalling, disgusting and disgraceful exhibition of football possibly in the history of the .... . .

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On the 1st June 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, their 8th studio .... . .

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On the 1st June 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, their 8th studio .... . .

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The Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka was burnt down during a violent rampage by an organised mob of ethnic .... . .

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The Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka was burnt down during a violent rampage by an organised mob of ethnic .... . .

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On the 30th May 1431, Joan of Arc was executed by being burned at the .... . .

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount .... . .

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Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount .... . .

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On the 28th May 1987, an eighteen year-old amateur pilot from Hamburg in West Germany illegally landed a private aircraft near Moscow’s Red .... . .

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On the 28th May 1987, an eighteen year-old amateur pilot from Hamburg in West Germany illegally landed a private aircraft near Moscow’s Red .... . .

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In 1703 Peter’s forces captured Swedish possessions at the mouth of the Neva river, and it was here that he laid the foundation stone for the Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy .... . .

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In 1703 Peter’s forces captured Swedish possessions at the mouth of the Neva river, and it was here that he laid the foundation stone for the Peter and Paul Fortress on Zayachy .... . .

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On the 26th May 1897, Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula was first .... . .

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On the 24th May 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, .... . .

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Two Catholic imperial officials and their secretary were thrown out of the window of the Bohemian Chancellery in the Second Defenestration of .... . .

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Two Catholic imperial officials and their secretary were thrown out of the window of the Bohemian Chancellery in the Second Defenestration of .... . .

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The 22nd May 1455 marked the start of the Wars of the Roses, when the First Battle of St Albans was fought between Richard, Duke of York, and King Henry .... . .

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The 22nd May 1455 marked the start of the Wars of the Roses, when the First Battle of St Albans was fought between Richard, Duke of York, and King Henry .... . .

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Hungarian-born geologist Laszlo Toth attacked and seriously damaged Michelangelo’s Pietà statue with a .... . .

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Hungarian-born geologist Laszlo Toth attacked and seriously damaged Michelangelo’s Pietà statue with a .... . .

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On the 20th May 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis secured the patent for riveted blue .... . .

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The Turkish War of Independence began when General Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the Inspector of the Ottoman 9th Army and later known as Atatürk, arrived at the town of Samsun on the Black Sea .... . .

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The Turkish War of Independence began when General Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the Inspector of the Ottoman 9th Army and later known as Atatürk, arrived at the town of Samsun on the Black Sea .... . .

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On the 18th May 1291, the Crusader-controlled city of Acre was seized by the Muslim forces of the Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf .... . .

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On the 18th May 1291, the Crusader-controlled city of Acre was seized by the Muslim forces of the Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf .... . .

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Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron attacked German dams in Operation Chastise, otherwise known as the Dambuster .... . .

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Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron attacked German dams in Operation Chastise, otherwise known as the Dambuster .... . .

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The ‘May 16th Notification’ of 1966 effectively started the Cultural Revolution in .... . .

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The ‘May 16th Notification’ of 1966 effectively started the Cultural Revolution in .... . .

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Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, .... . .

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Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, .... . .

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On the 14th May 1796, English physician and scientist Edward Jenner purposefully infected 8-year James Phipps with .... . .

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On the 14th May 1796, English physician and scientist Edward Jenner purposefully infected 8-year James Phipps with .... . .

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The first Formula One World Championship Grand Prix race took place at the Silverstone circuit in .... . .

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The first Formula One World Championship Grand Prix race took place at the Silverstone circuit in .... . .

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On May 12th 1949, the Soviet Union ended its blockade of West .... . .

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On May 12th 1949, the Soviet Union ended its blockade of West .... . .

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The world’s earliest dated printed book, a copy of the Diamond Sutra, was created in .... . .

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The world’s earliest dated printed book, a copy of the Diamond Sutra, was created in .... . .

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On the 10th May 1941 Deputy Fuhrer of the German Party, Rudolf Hess, flew from Germany to Scotland on a mission to strike a peace deal with the British .... . .

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On the 10th May 1941 Deputy Fuhrer of the German Party, Rudolf Hess, flew from Germany to Scotland on a mission to strike a peace deal with the British .... . .

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Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of .... . .

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Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of .... . .

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The 8th May 1945 was Victory in Europe Day – a public holiday to celebrate the end of the Second World .... . .

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The British ship RMS Lusitania sank after being attacked by the German U-boat U-20 off the coast of .... . .

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The British ship RMS Lusitania sank after being attacked by the German U-boat U-20 off the coast of .... . .

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On the 6th May 1937, the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg experienced a mid-air explosion at Lakehurst, New Jersey and was engulfed in flames in just 32 .... . .

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On the 6th May 1937, the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg experienced a mid-air explosion at Lakehurst, New Jersey and was engulfed in flames in just 32 .... . .

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Pravda, the official newspaper of what became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was first .... . .

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Pravda, the official newspaper of what became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was first .... . .

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On the 4th May 1932, Al Capone began life as a convict in Atlanta Federal .... . .

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Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor, wrote the war poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, which inspired the symbol of the poppy to commemorate members of the military killed in .... . .

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Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor, wrote the war poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, which inspired the symbol of the poppy to commemorate members of the military killed in .... . .

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On 2nd May 1952, the world’s first passenger jet aircraft took off to carry 36 passengers from London to .... . .

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On 2nd May 1952, the world’s first passenger jet aircraft took off to carry 36 passengers from London to .... . .

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The Covenant of Perfectibility, the forerunner of the original Bavarian Illuminati, was founded by Adam Weishaupt in .... . .

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The Covenant of Perfectibility, the forerunner of the original Bavarian Illuminati, was founded by Adam Weishaupt in .... . .

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France agreed to sell 828,000 square miles of territory that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and which doubled the size of the United .... . .

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France agreed to sell 828,000 square miles of territory that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and which doubled the size of the United .... . .

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Sir Francis Drake entered the Bay of Cádiz and attacked the Spanish naval fleet in an event known as ‘Singeing the King of Spain's .... . .

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Sir Francis Drake entered the Bay of Cádiz and attacked the Spanish naval fleet in an event known as ‘Singeing the King of Spain's .... . .

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On 28th April 1923, the original Wembley Stadium in London opened with the FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham .... . .

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On 28th April 1923, the original Wembley Stadium in London opened with the FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham .... . .

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The Russian Empire’s State Duma met for the first time at the Taurida Palace in St. .... . .

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On the afternoon of 26th April 1937, the Basque town of Guernica experienced what is seen by many as the first large-scale modern air raid against a civilian .... . .

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On the afternoon of 26th April 1937, the Basque town of Guernica experienced what is seen by many as the first large-scale modern air raid against a civilian .... . .

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The Peloponnesian League, led by Sparta, defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian .... . .

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On the 24th April 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions set off in the James Caird, a recovered lifeboat, to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic .... . .

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On the 24th April 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton and five companions set off in the James Caird, a recovered lifeboat, to sail from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic .... . .

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Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria signed the Reinheitsgebot, a law to ensure the purity of beer that specified a limited number of .... . .

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Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria signed the Reinheitsgebot, a law to ensure the purity of beer that specified a limited number of .... . .

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On the 22nd April 1915, the Second Battle of Ypres began in .... . .

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The German fighter pilot Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, was shot down and .... . .

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The German fighter pilot Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, was shot down and .... . .

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On the 20th April 1965, workers began painting skylight windows at the Houston Astrodome to limit glare from the .... . .

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On the 20th April 1965, workers began painting skylight windows at the Houston Astrodome to limit glare from the .... . .

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The Treaty of London was signed, which recognised and guaranteed the independence and neutrality of .... . .

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The Treaty of London was signed, which recognised and guaranteed the independence and neutrality of .... . .

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On the night of 18th April 1775, Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are .... . .

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On the night of 18th April 1775, Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington with his message that “the Regulars are .... . .

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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was launched by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade .... . .

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On the 16th April 1922, former First World War enemies Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of .... . .

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On the 16th April 1922, former First World War enemies Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of .... . .

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Ninety-six Liverpool Football Club fans died and hundreds more were injured in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in .... . .

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Ninety-six Liverpool Football Club fans died and hundreds more were injured in a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in .... . .

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On the morning of 14th April 1561, the people of Nuremberg in Germany witnessed a “dreadful apparition” in the .... . .

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Troops from the British Indian Army committed the Amritsar Massacre when they opened fire on nonviolent protesters and pilgrims at Jallianwala .... . .

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Troops from the British Indian Army committed the Amritsar Massacre when they opened fire on nonviolent protesters and pilgrims at Jallianwala .... . .

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On the 12th April 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States when his predecessor, Franklin D Roosevelt, suddenly died while having his portrait .... . .

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On the 12th April 1945, Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States when his predecessor, Franklin D Roosevelt, suddenly died while having his portrait .... . .

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The Stone of Scone was found on the site of the High Altar at Arbroath Abbey, nearly four months after it disappeared from Westminster .... . .

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Matilda, the daughter of King Henry I of England, was declared the ‘Lady of England and Normandy’ in advance of a coronation that never took .... . .

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On the 1st April 1924, Adolf Hitler was found guilty of treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch and sentenced to five years in .... . .

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At 9am on the 26th March 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima ended as US Marines officially secured the island from the Japanese Imperial Army during the War in the .... . .

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On the 24th March 1721, German composer Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated what were to become known as the Brandenburg Concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, the younger brother of King Frederick I of .... . .

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On the 22nd March 1621, Dutch legal scholar Hugo Grotius – also known as Hugo de Groot – escaped imprisonment in Loevestein Castle concealed inside a book .... . .

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 .... . .