world-history

That Time Humans Discovered Antarctica

At the southern edge of Earth, on November 17, 1820, Nathaniel B. Palmer “discovered” Antarctica from the European version of history, but he may…

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The Problems With the Super Deadly 1737 Calcutta Earthquake

By accounts of 18th century sailors, in 1737, a massive earthquake in Calcutta not only leveled the city on October 11, it ended the…

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1893; The Year Women Won the Vote (But, Not in the U.S. or U.K.)

  When New Zealand granted women the vote in 1893, they beat the rest of the world by forever. No other country would have…

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Discovery, Destruction, and Salvage of the Lascaux Cave Paintings

When Jacques Marsal closed his eyes for the last time on July 15, 1989, at 63 years old he ended his 49 year vigil,…

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The Day Sir Edmund Halley Spied His Comet

It was September 4, 1682, when Edmund Halley first set his eyes on the comet that would later bear his name. For anyone who…

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How the First Geneva Convention Gave Rise to the Red Cross

In 1864, a Swiss businessman named, Henri Dunant, invited 13 nations to discuss and outline how to define a benchmark for more humane conduct…

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70 Years After the Great Migration of India They’re Still Fighting

The savage fighting that started on August 16th, the day after British India’s partition, still rages between India and Pakistan. Partition of British India,…

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365 CE; An 8.0 Earthquake Rocked the Mediterranean

It was a July 21 on our modern calendar when a record-breaking earthquake and subsequent tsunami rocked the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. The…

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When The Last Iraqi Monarchy Finally Fell

When Colonel Abdul Salam Arif marched the 20th brigade into Baghdad on July 14, 1958, it wasn’t in a parade for the ruling monarchy.…

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The World’ First Travel Agency is Super Old

The idea of traveling is a modern concept, one not imagined before a man named Thomas Cook first opened a travel agency on July…

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