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Reaching the heavens: the Empire state building opened on may 1
Reaching the heavens: the Empire state building opened on may 1
May 1 is a significant date for the us construction industry. On this day in 1931, a 103-story skyscraper was opened with a height of 381 m to the roof (and 443 m to the top of the spire), which is located in new York - Empire State Building...
30 April 2020, 23:13
858
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
2824
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
2459
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
1626
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
2189
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
1769
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
2513
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
2168
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
2411
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
1645
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