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On this day…in 1885

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America,...

On this day…in 1979

Judge John Wood, known as "Maximum John," is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down to look at a flat...

On this day…in 1977

On this day in 1977, the weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American...

On this day in…1859

It's the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the...

On this day…2nd May

1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1536 – Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of...

On this day…28th April

In 1996 – The Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania, where 35 people were murdered. In 1973 - Bobby Charlton played in his 606th and last...

Here’s a little history lesson for you

The next time you are washing your hands (all the time at the moment) and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you...

Why so many disasters…did we anger the Gods?

It seems today we have more and more terrible disasters occurring every day. Yes, TV live coverage shows us more of life and death today...

On this day…20th April

In 2010 - At 8.17am a 5.0 earthquake shook Kalgoorlie. The suburb of Boulder experienced a greater shaking intensity than buildings of a corresponding...

On this day…14th April

In 1999 - A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing $1.7 billion in insured damages. In 1989 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born In 1981 - the first...

On this day…11th April

On this day…11th April 1471 – Wars of the Roses: King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI. 1750 – Jack Slack retains Champion...

The Plague Doctors mask – scary…but why?

The plague epidemic influenced the world three times. During the plague epidemics, where millions of people died, doctors wore a beaked outfit. So why were the...

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