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    1 April 2021: This day in history

    527: Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne 1748: Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre 1952: Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow 1974: Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran 1976: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs’ parents house in Cupertino, […]

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    31 March 2021: This day in history

    1146: Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine are present and join the Crusade 1492: Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon issue the Alhambra Decree which expels Jews from their kingdoms 1657: English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver […]

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    30 March 2021: This day in history

    240: BC 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet 1856: Russia signs the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War 1867: Alaska Purchase: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre 1870: 15th Amendment to the US constitution is adopted, guarantees right to vote regardless of race 1959: Dalai Lama flees China and is […]

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    29 March 2021: This day in history

    845: Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving 1549: The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded 1901: Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia’s first parliamentary election 1912: Captain Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in […]

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    28 March 2021: This day in history

    364: Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor 1854: Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War 1939: Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco 1946: Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power. Source: […]

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    27 March 2021: This day in history

    1513: Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida 1625: Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascends the English throne 1914: 1st successful non-direct blood transfusion is performed by Dr. Albert Hustin in Brussels 1958: Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party 1977: 583 die in aviation’s worst ever disaster when […]

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    26 March 2021: Τhis day in history

    1027: Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor, founder of the Salian dynasty 1812: Earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela and kills an estimated 15,000–20,000 people 1871: Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government 1909: In support of Mohammed Ali Shah’s coup d’etat against the constitutional government […]

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    25 March 2021: Τhis day in history

    1821: The Greek Revolution begins 31: Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus 1436: Florentine cathedral Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore with then the largest dome in the world by Filippo Brunelleschi, consecrated by Pope Eugene IV (begun 1296) 1807: British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains 1895: Italian […]

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    24 March 2021: This day in history

    1603 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns 1837 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and establishes germ theory 1976 Argentine President Isabel Martínez […]

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    23 March: This day in history

    1490 1st dated edition of Maimonides “Mishneh Torah”, a code of Jewish religious law is published 1775 Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war 1919 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the […]