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November 1: the day Lisbon fell into ruins
November 1: the day Lisbon fell into ruins
On this day in 1755, terror came to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. In the morning there was a terrible earthquake that turned a large city into ruins. This tragic event took the lives of 90 thousand people. The tremors were not limited to: the city...
1 november 2019, 15:51
2255
November 11: end date of world war I
November 11: end date of world war I
On this day 101 years ago, France, Britain and Germany signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities between the Entente and Germany. This event is known in history as the first armistice of Compiegne, and on the same day the First world war was...
11 october 2019, 16:02
1898
September 25: the day Christopher Columbus sailed for the second time to the shores of America
September 25: the day Christopher Columbus sailed for the second time to the shores of America
On September 25, 1493, Columbus began his second voyage, during which he discovered the island of Dominica, visited Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe, and arrived off the coast of Cuba. His flotilla consisted of 17 ships and included more than 1,500 people...
25 september 2019, 19:32
1182
15 September - day, when on front appeared tanks
15 September - day, when on front appeared tanks
September 15, 1916 on the battlefield for the first time left the tanks. It happened during the battle of the Somme: the British used Mark I combat vehicles against the Germans. And although in the course battlefield it turned out, that technique not so...
15 september 2019, 7:24
1725
September 8 - Harvard University Foundation day
September 8 - Harvard University Foundation day
September 8, 1636 in Cambridge (USA) was founded Harvard University. 16 years earlier, in 1620, the construction of the Massachusetts settlement of Cambridge began here, and soon, on the instructions of the Supreme Court, it was decided to open a...
8 september 2019, 22:05
1277
243 years ago for the first time used in combat submarine
243 years ago for the first time used in combat submarine
September 7, 1776 for the first time took place combat use of the submarine. Sergeant Ezra Lee, using a single-seat apparatus "Turtle", owned by the Americans, attacked the British ship, trying to attach a mine to the Board. However, he was unable to...
7 september 2019, 14:24
2044
September 3: battle of Dunbar
September 3: battle of Dunbar
On 3 September 1650, the battle of Dunbar was fought, one of the most important battles of the English revolution. This battle was one of the most suitable opportunities for Scotland to gain independence. However, Oliver Cromwell and his army did not...
3 september 2019, 18:19
1696
August 21 – the theft of an Italian masterpiece
August 21 – the theft of an Italian masterpiece
August 21, 1911 from the Louvre was stolen painting "Mona Lisa". A masterpiece of the world painting was kidnapped by one of the employees of the Museum, Vincenzo Peruggia. According to one version, the main purpose of the kidnapping was to return the...
21 august 2019, 21:09
1952
August 18 – the day Reykjavik became a city
August 18 – the day Reykjavik became a city
On August 18, 1786 Reykjavik, the current capital of Iceland, received the status of a city. The settlement was repeatedly attacked by pirates, but despite almost complete destruction in 1627, it was rebuilt and became a centre for the production of...
18 august 2019, 4:57
1178
March 4: Grand Duke of Lithuania Jagiello, 4-wheeled carriage with a gasoline engine and the Disney
March 4: Grand Duke of Lithuania Jagiello, 4-wheeled carriage with a gasoline engine and the Disney "Cinderella"
On March 4, 1386 in Krakow, the husband of Jadwiga, Grand Duke of Lithuania Jagiello, ascended the throne of Poland. He was baptized just two weeks before. For almost 50 years of his rule, Vladislav II Jagailo baptized Lithuania, annexed Galician Russia...
4 march 2019, 12:15
1621
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