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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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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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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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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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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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 Vichy government was established in France after the National Assembly approved a new French Constitutional Law that granted full powers to Marshal .... . .

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The 9th July 1877 saw the world's first official lawn tennis tournament begin at Wimbledon 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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If you ever claimed that something was the greatest thing since sliced bread, you’re referring to a very particular date – the 7th July .... . .

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

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On the 5th July 1948, healthcare provision in the UK was nationalized when the National Health Service was .... . .

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

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The 999 service was launched in London on 30 June 1937, and initially covered a 12 mile radius from Oxford .... . .

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The 29th June 2008 shaped the technological landscape we live in today, when Apple released the very first .... . .

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

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The first instalment of the Star Wars film series was released in cinemas in the United States of .... . .

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On the 10th April 1858 Big Ben – the bell inside the clocktower at the Palace of Westminster in Britain – was .... . .

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John Hancock, one of Boston’s wealthiest merchants and a leading figure in Boston politics, forcibly removed customs officials from his ship .... . .

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On 8th April 1904, a series of agreements between Britain and France known as the Entente Cordiale were .... . .

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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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The United States entered the First World War after Congress declared war on the German .... . .

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death in the United States for conspiracy to commit .... . .

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The Nazi Party founded a paramilitary organisation that became the Schutzstaffel, better known as the .... . .

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The first Pony Express service left the American city of St Joseph in Missouri destined for Sacramento in .... . .

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The racehorse Red Rum won an historic third Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in .... . .

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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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The Bosnian Crisis came to end with Serbia’s acceptance of the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by .... . .

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On the 30th March 1939, Batman made his first appearance when Detective Comics #27 went on .... . .

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The Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, .... . .

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On the 28th March 1871 the Paris Commune was proclaimed and met for the first .... . .

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Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was confined to permanent quarantine on North Brother Island in New .... . .

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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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Robert I, better known as Robert the Bruce, was crowned King of Scots at .... . .

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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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The Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey home, having crossed the western United .... . .

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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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Vladimir Lenin introduced the New Economic Policy at the 10th Communist Party .... . .

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On the 20th March 1890, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany formally accepted Otto von Bismarck’s .... . .

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The first stone of Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia basilica was .... . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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William, duke of Normandy, landed in England to begin the Norman .... . .

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

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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 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 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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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 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 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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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 7th August 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by the United States .... . .

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On the 7th August 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed by the United States .... . .

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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 .... . .