Category Archive: World History

Dec 15

December 15, 2001: Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens

On this day in 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopened in Italy. It was the completion of an 11-year project to preserve one of Italy’s most historic structures.

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Dec 14

December 14, 1986: Voyager Begins World Flight

On this day in 1986, the Rutan Model 76 Voyager took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. Nine days later, it became the first aircraft to fly around the world with stopping or refueling.

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Nov 16

November 16, 1938: LSD First Synthesized

On this day in 1938, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann first synthesized LSD in Basel, Switzerland. Both the medical and illegal drug communities have had a bizarre relationship with LSD ever since.

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Nov 13

November 13, 1947: Soviet Union Completes Development of AK-47

On this day in 1947, the Soviet Union completed the prototype of the AK-47. The gun was one of the first assault rifles ever produced and influenced countless generations of firearms.

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Nov 04

November 4, 1956: Soviet Army Enters Hungary

On this day in 1956, the Soviet Army entered Hungary to suppress an uprising. This moment is a glaring reminder of why it was truly an evil empire.

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Oct 31

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther Posts 95 Theses

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg in Germany. This act is generally credited as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

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Oct 22

October 22, 1924: Toastmasters International Founded

On this day in 1924, Toastmasters International was founded at a YMCA in Santa Ana, California. Since then, the organization has improved the public speaking of more than 4 million people in 122 countries.

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Oct 19

October 19, 1956: Japan and Soviet Union Officially End World War II

On this day in 1956, Japan and the Soviet Union signed a joint declaration announcing the end of World War II. This was the last act officially ending the Second World War.

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Oct 17

October 17, 1979: Mother Teresa Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was given the award for her work in fighting poverty and distress throughout the world, two factors that are also a threat to peace.

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Oct 13

October 13, 1917: The Miracle of the Sun

On this day in 1917, a crowd of 30,000 to 100,000 people in Fátima, Portugal, watched a unique solar activity where it seemed as if the sun touched the Earth. The event is known as the “Miracle of the Sun.”

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